2 Killed in Mobile Home Explosion

 Victoria Fregoso reports, vfregoso@K2tv.com

 An explosion on Ohio Avenue in Hudson has claimed the life of two.  



 Just before 10 o'clock Thursday night, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office began receiving calls from near by neighbors.

"We began to receive 9-1-1 calls regarding an explosion that had occurred at a mobile home and a subsequent fire that it had engulfed," said Captain Ryan Lee with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

When fire fighters with the Fremont County Fire District arrived at the scene, this is what they saw.

"The walls were burnt down on one side of it, where we believe possibly the origin of the fire was," said Craig Haslam, Chief of the Fremont County Fire District. "The roof was off of it and as you move back towards the trailer, the walls and the roof were still in tact but it was a complete loss."

It wasn't until after the flames were out, that investigators discovered two bodies, one in the back of the trailer and the other in a back bedroom.

"The Fremont County Coroner's Office is handling the remains of those persons found and attempting to identify them and determine their cause and manner of death at this time," said Captain Lee.

At this time the cause of the explosion is unknown,
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office and State Fire Marshall's Office are investigating.

"What they'll do is they'll look at it, find the initial origin of the fire, where it began and they'll begin to evaluate the evidence that's there and try to establish what exactly took place," says Halslam.

The investigation can take anywhere from five days, up to a month to complete.

"Depending on how much evidence they have to go through and there was quite a bit of damage done in this instance so it takes a little bit longer to do that."

An autopsy will be performed on the bodies Saturday morning for a positive identification.