WPR News
11:09 am
Tue April 19, 2005

Two Firefighters Die in Explosion

Evanston, WY – Two Evanston firefighters died yesterday and three others were injured in an apparent explosion at a burning townhouse complex. Initial reports are that the victims were searching for children believed to be inside a burning home. The names of the victims weren't immediately released. Eric Quinney is chief administrative officer for the Evanston Fire Department. He declined comment on a possible cause of the fire, saying an investigation is underway. Quinney says crews went inside the burning complex to knock down the fire and search for the children, when the large explosion occurred.