UPDATE: Names released of two people who died in Hardwood house explosion

The MSP Iron Mountain Post says the homeowners, 78-year-old Roy Kline and 66-year-old MaryAnn Kline were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two found dead in Hardwood home explosion.
Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 3:46 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 11, 2020 at 1:37 PM EST
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DICKINSON COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Dec. 11, 1:30 p.m. - The Michigan State Police have released the names of those who died in a large explosion at a home off Fordville Road in the town of Hardwood on Thursday morning.

The MSP Iron Mountain Post says the homeowners, 78-year-old Roy Kline and 66-year-old MaryAnn Kline were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two fire marshal investigators from the Michigan State Police were flown from Lansing to assist in the investigation. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation

Troopers at the scene were assisted my NORDIC Ambulance, Breen Township Fire Department, Felch Township Fire Department.

TV6 & FOX UP will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

UPDATE: December 10, 4:08 p.m. - The Michigan State Police have released additional information regarding the large explosion at a home off Fordville Road in the town of Hardwood.

According to MSP, troopers responded to the explosion at around 9:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

Responders located two deceased victims at the scene. The victims’ name are not being released at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.

Troopers at the scene were assisted by STAR ambulance, Breen Township Fire Department, and Felch Township Fire Department.

TV6 & FOX UP will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY: Michigan State Police confirmed a house explosion off Fordville Road in the town of Hardwood.

According to a trooper with the Michigan State Police-Iron Mountain post, there are fatalities.

The cause, victims, and exact location of this explosion are unknown at this time.

The trooper said that the State Police are planning to release an official statement later this evening, pending notification of family.

TV6 & FOX UP will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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