(WISNER TOWNSHIP) -- Tuscola County Undersheriff Glen Skrent reports that deputies and Akron Police were on the scene of a house explosion that happened Tuesday afternoon at a home located on the corner of Manke Drive and Owen Road in Wisner Township. The homeowner, 69-year old Doug Shippey, was seriously injured and flown by Life Net for treatment. His condition is unknown. Witnesses informed police that Shippey told them that he went to light his stove to cook and the explosion occurred. Neighbors heard him yelling for help and they pulled him from the collapsed home. Undersheriff Skrent says neighbors stated that they smelled propane as they pulled him to safety. Akron and Unionville Fire Departments assisted at the scene.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Valentine (Witness)