HARBOR SPRING, Mich. (AP) — A man and his dog were killed in a house explosion, also destroying the building early Tuesday in northern Michigan, authorities said.

The explosion occurred in Harbor Springs in Emmet County.

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The man was 73 years old and from Orchard Lake, upnorthlive.com reported.

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A message seeking comment was sent to John Cupps Jr., the Harbor Springs fire chief.

On Facebook, Cupps called it a “very tragic event.” He thanked area fire crews for their help “in harsh weather conditions and circumstances.”

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