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Male victim dies after Chattaroy mobile home explosion

Members of the Fire District 9 Fire Investigation Task Force comb through the rubble of a destroyed Chattaroy mobile home on Thursday, July 18, 2013. The mobile home was destroyed July 17 in an explosion sheriff's deputies are investigating as either an attempted murder or a high-level assault. A man and woman both suffered severe burns in the blaze and were transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. (Kaitlin Gillespie / The Spokesman-Review)
Members of the Fire District 9 Fire Investigation Task Force comb through the rubble of a destroyed Chattaroy mobile home on Thursday, July 18, 2013. The mobile home was destroyed July 17 in an explosion sheriff's deputies are investigating as either an attempted murder or a high-level assault. A man and woman both suffered severe burns in the blaze and were transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. (Kaitlin Gillespie / The Spokesman-Review)

One man died early Friday morning after suffering severe burns from a mobile home explosion in Chattaroy, Wash., according to Harborview Medical Center.

Michael Asselin, 51, and his wife, 57, were both badly burned when the mobile home Asselin lived in exploded Wednesday afternoon.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fire as a domestic violence situation. An investigator at the scene Thursday said it may have been an attempted homicide or a high-level assault.

The female victim remains in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Harborview.

Related Coverage:

Official: Chattaroy fire suspicious

Chattaroy explosion may have been intentionally caused

Two severely burned in Chattaroy mobile home explosion




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