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Hancock man injured in fraternity sauna explosion

Suffers severe burns

August 15, 2012
By GARRETT NEESE - DMG writer ( , The Daily Mining Gazette

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP - A Hancock man is being treated for burns suffered in a sauna fire at the Beta Chapter of Theta Tau fraternity house this morning.

About 3:30 a.m., four people were taking a sauna when an explosion occurred inside, the Houghton County Sheriff's Office said.

A 26-year-old man was taken by a friend to Portage Health in Hancock for burn treatment. The man was later taken to a hospital in Duluth for further treatment.

The Hurontown Fire Department assisted at the scene.



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