Woman, 64, dies in Upper Peninsula house explosion

HOUGHTON COUNTY, MI – One person is dead after a house explosion in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

WLUC-TV reports that a 64-year-old female was pronounced dead following the incident on M-203 in Hancock Township around 9 a.m. on Monday. She has not been identified.

The woman’s husband was able to exit the residence and was transported to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. He was treated and released for his injuries sustained in the incident, according to the TV station.

The Michigan State Fire Investigator is on scene. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Calumet Township Fire, Quincy Franklin Fire, Allouez Township Fire, Hubbell Fire, Tamarack City Fire, Mercy EMS, REA Power, MJO Contracting, Superior Search and Rescue and the Houghton County Medical Examiner’s Office all assisted at the scene.

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