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Families returning to Marine housing after deadly explosion

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Twenty families have been cleared to return to their homes at a Marine housing complex in Mono County after an explosion Friday night that killed a Marine's wife, injured two other people and forced the evacuation of 38 families.

Eleven of the evacuated families have been given new homes in the complex because their homes were rendered uninhabitable by the blast and resulting fire. Housing for seven families still displaced will be made available, Marine officials said.

The explosion from a propane leak struck a family housing complex in Coleville that serves Marines assigned to the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport.

Lori Hardin, 31, the wife of Gunnery Sgt. Greg Hardin, died in the blast. Hardin and the couple's two children were not injured.

Of the two people hurt in the fire, one remains in critical condition at the burn center at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. The other was treated at a hospital in Reno. Their names have not been disclosed.

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Photo: Marine housing complex hit by propane gas explosion. Credit: Nicholas Mannweiler

 

 
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