BRINNON, Wash. (AP) – Authorities say a family of five was killed in an explosion at their vacation property on Washington state’s Hood Canal.
Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly said Monday that two adults and their three children died in the fire early Sunday. He says the family from Monroe, Washington, spent weekends at the cabin in Brinnon, a small community on the Olympic peninsula.
Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney and Coroner Michael Haas identified the parents as Jenny Drake and Jerry Drake, both 42. They were at the cabin with their children, ages 11, 8 and 2.
Haas says authorities do not suspect foul play but are investigating.
Neighbors called 911 after hearing an explosion. Firefighters found the small cabin engulfed in flames. They initially found two bodies and later found three more.
Also on Sunday…
Clallam Fire District 3 reported responding to a fully involved structure fire on Knapp Road at about 8:30 PM.
The owner told investigators he had gone to the store and when he returned, found his home on fire. The cause and origin of the fire is still being looked at.
The owner lost all of his belongings, but no one was injured. The estimated loss is $150,000 for the house and $30,000 for the contents.