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UPDATE: Third man has died from injuries in Sept. 23 Shawano Co. house explosion

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MONDAY 10/21/19 8:45 a.m.

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A third person has died from injuries sustained in the September 23 Shawano county home explosion.

The death was confirmed by Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber Monday morning.

According to his obituary, 62-year-old Daniel Young passed away peacefully on October 17 at UW Hospital in Madison.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, October 26 at River Rail in Shiocton.

No information is known at this time regarding the fourth person hospitalized in the explosion. Local 5 will continue to follow this story for updates.

Second man confirmed dead from Shawano Co. house explosion

SUNDAY 9/29/2019 8:00 p.m.

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber says a second man has died in a house explosion in the Town of Grant on Verg Road from Monday, Sept. 23.

He confirmed 64-year-old Michael J. Suehring of Marion passed away Friday, Sept. 27.

He worked for Miron Construction Company for 35 years and retired in 2010.  He was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Union #955.

Owner of home in Shawano explosion dies

WEDNESDAY 9/25/19 2:00 p.m.

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — Officials have confirmed the owner of the building involved in the home explosion Monday has died from his injuries.

Shawano County Sheriff Adam Bieber spoke with Local 5 Wednesday afternoon and confirmed 62-year-old Steve Verg has passed away.

Sheriff Bieber says the preliminary investigation shows the explosion was caused by a malfunction involving propane.

The incident remains under investigation.

Stick with Local 5 on-air and online as we continue to provide updates to this story.

Owner of home in Shawano County explosion identified

TUESDAY 9/24/19 9:30 a.m.

GRANT, Wis. (WFRV) — The owner of the building involved in Monday’s explosion has been identified.

The Shawano County Sheriff’s office has identified him as 62-year-old Steve Verg. Verg was also one of the four people who were hospitalized following the explosion.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident and the severity of the victims’ injuries are unknown at this time.

Four hospitalized following Shawano County house explosion

MONDAY 9/24/2019 6:07 p.m.

GRANT, Wis. (WFRV) — Emergency crews in Shawano County responded to a building explosion on a property in the Town of Grant on Verg Road near County M.

Local 5 reporter Rhonda Foxx says the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a home explosion around 4 p.m. Monday.

“Numerous area fire departments did respond to that,” says Gordon Kowaleski, a detective sergeant with the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials say four people have been airlifted.

“There is a lot of damage to the house,” Detective Kowaleski says.

There are no safety concerns for residents in the area, but Verg Road will remain closed for some time.

The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation will be turned over to the state’s fire marshal office.

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