Remnants of the RV explosion that put two women in the hospital litter the ground. Courtesy photo, VRFA

RV explodes, seriously injures two women

A late morning explosion on Nov. 5 destroyed a recreational vehicle, damaged a nearby house and put two women in Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

According to the Valley Regional Fire Authority, neighbors called 911 to the 13000 block of Southeast 297th Street at about 9:50 a.m., and firefighters arrived to find two seriously injured, middle-aged women in the smoking rubble.

Family members pulled the women who had been living in the trailer from the debris, and firefighters and King County Medics treated both of them for numerous, 2nd-degree thermal burns before medics transported them to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Firefighters remained on the scene to extinguish hot spots.

According to the VRFA, fire investigators later determined the fire was accidental and investigated the incident as a propane explosion.

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