UPDATE- Upon arriving at the scene of the home explosion in Hancock Township on Tuesday, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office says responders were unable to locate the wife of the man who was transported from the scene to Keweenaw Aspirus Hospital.

The Michigan State Fire Investigator was contacted, and arrived on scene to investigate the cause of the explosion and fire.

A body of a woman consistent with the 64 year-old resident of the home was located and pronounced dead by the Houghton County Medical Death Investigator.

The name is being withheld pending autopsy and identification. The cause of the explosion and fire is still under investigation.


HANCOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJMN) – One person has been hospitalized after an explosion and fire in Hancock Township on Tuesday morning.

The Houghton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residential building on M-203 in Hancock Township at about 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning after receiving reports of the incident.

First responders on the scene discovered the residence to be destroyed and on fire, according to the sheriff’s office.

One man was transported from the scene to Keweenaw Aspirus Hospital in Laurium.

The incident remains under investigation. The sheriff’s office says a state fire marshall is en route to the scene.