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Wisconsin home explodes, killing man who was likely asleepSubmitted: 08/12/2019
Wisconsin home explodes, killing man who was likely asleep
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MANAWA - A Manawa man died when his house exploded Sunday morning.

The Waupaca county sheriff says the man was likely asleep when the explosion happened. He's been identified as 64-year-old Mark Steven Zielke.

Crews were working to clear debris after the home was destroyed.

Neighbors say they heard a loud explosion that sounded like a bomb. The blast was so strong some residents nearby had their windows shattered.

"It kind of freaked us both out," says one neighbor. "[We] started looking around and noticed there was some smoke coming up the road, so we took a drive up there and noticed that the house was completely leveled."

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

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