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House Explosion Victim Dies and Fire Investigations Concluded

The victim of the house explosion last month died this week and the cause of structure fires in the city has been determined.

It was an explosion that shook a neighborhood. That explosion has now claimed a life.

The early morning explosion at 15 Grant Ct. shook surrounding houses and destroyed the home. Fire officials confirmed that gas was the source of the explosion, although the exact cause had not been determined.

Investigators with the Fire Marshal's Office had been waiting for an opportunity to interview the victim, they now await a report from the state coroner's office.

The causes of three of the six structure fires that occured in the city within a three week period have been determined by the Marlborough Fire Department. Faulty electrical wiring and appliances were found to be the cause of the three fires where the investigations have been concluded.

The shed fire at 100 Phelps Street, the multiple car fires behind 107 Broadmeadow Road and the 2 Alarm fire in the two family residence at 10 Lacouture Ct. remains under investigation.

If anyone has information on any of these incidents they can contact the Fire Investigation Unit at 508-624-6984 Ext. 13.

A group of Massachusetts State Troopers were recognized for their work assisting in New York and New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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