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UPDATE: Man killed in home explosion identified

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MONDAY 8/12/19 1:47 p.m.

MANAWA, Wis. (WFRV) — Officials have identified the man killed in a home explosion Sunday.

The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department says 64-year-old Mark Zielke was in the home at the time of the explosion. The Waupaca County Medical Examiner’s Office says Zielke was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the home explosion remains under investigation.

SUNDAY 8/11/2019 7:48 p.m.

MANAWA, Wis. (WFRV) — The Manawa Fire Department has confirmed one unidentified male is dead Sunday morning.

Manawa Fire Chief, Rob Rosenau says the explosion happened around 8:45 a.m. and there were no reports of any other injuries.

Fire officials are still working to determine the cause of the explosion.

Officials have also confirmed the man who died was the owner of the house and there were no other persons inside the home at the time of the explosion.

Neighbors tell Local 5, the grandmother and children were at church at the time of the explosion.

Roads in the surrounding area were closed off after the explosion.

The area of the explosion will be secured while state investigative teams and the Waupaca County Sheriff’s office conduct their investigation.

Local 5 will continue to follow this story.

SUNDAY 8/11/2019 1:06 p.m.

MANAWA, Wis. (WFRV) — Officials with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene after reports of a house explosion in Manawa. A nearby resident tells Local 5 they heard and even felt the explosion.

Very few details are known about the incident. Local 5 has a crew on the scene and will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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