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Male victim dies after Chattaroy mobile home explosion

Fri., July 19, 2013, 2:17 p.m.

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

Michael Asselin, 51, and his 57-year-old wife 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 wife remains in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Harborview.

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