1 Person & Dog Killed In Harbor Springs House Explosion

A homeowner and his dog were found deceased Tuesday morning following a house explosion in Harbor Springs.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and the Harbor Springs Fire Department responded to a house explosion/structure fire at 3456 Middle Road in West Traverse Township around 1:08 a.m. Tuesday.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office says the homeowner, Robert Alan Mangus, 73, of Orchard Lake, along with the family dog were found deceased at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation. The Michigan State Police Fire Marshall Division is assisting the sheriff’s office in the investigation.

The Harbor Springs Police Department, Emmet County Road Commission, Alanson Fire Department, Resort Bear Creek Fire Department and the Redmond/Friendship Fire Department also assisted with the investigation.