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Chattaroy woman’s status upgraded to serious

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)

A Chattaroy woman has been upgraded to serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after a mobile home explosion Wednesday left her with severe burns covering most of her body.

The female, 57, was injured when she was visiting her husband Michael Asselin at his home at 3110 E. Chattaroy Road. The mobile home exploded and burned down within minutes. Asselin died Friday morning.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the explosion as an attempted homicide or high-level assault, investigators said this week.



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