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Victim in Marlborough House Explosion Dies

The victim in the October house explosion has died.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Marlborough Fire Chief James Fortin announced Wednesday that the victim of the in Marlborough has died.

"One of the key things that will happen now is we will be waiting for a report from the medical examiner'ss office. That will be a part of wrapping up the investigation," said Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer for the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

The explosion is being investigated by the Marlborough Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Fire officials had previously confirmed that gas was the source of the explosion, although the exact cause had not been determined.

The investigation revealed that the gas infrastructure inside or outside the home did not contribute to the incident and no malfunction or defect of the gas appliances in the home was detected, according to a release from the Fire Marshal's Office and Marlborough Fire Department.

“We want the public to be reassured it wasn’t a problem with the utility infrastructure,” said Mieth.

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The incident was investigated by the Marlborough Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office the State Fire Marshal. Assistance was received from the state Department of Public Utilities.

Jordan November 28, 2012 at 08:16 PM
If it wasn't the gas infrastructure, then what happened?!?! It's sad that someone died though :(
Peg November 28, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I'm betting meth lab.
Dish November 28, 2012 at 08:52 PM
You should not speculate. Someone died and that someone has family left behind. It is disrespectful.
Dianne Cook November 28, 2012 at 08:57 PM
So sad to hear this, I was still awake that night/morning and felt it. My sympathies to his family, friends and loved ones. Please keep his child(ren) in mind when posting bets on the cause. I believe my children are similar in age and to think they could be reading bets on the cause, without proof at this time, breaks my heart even more.
Sam Bonacci November 28, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I have added in information from a previous story where it was confirmed that gas was the source of the explosion.
Skee Bigelow November 29, 2012 at 06:49 AM
I think Sam the better term would be allegedly caused by natural gas. No real proof other than opinion and ease of finding a quick cause.
01752 November 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM
He tried to commit suicide... Looks like he succeeded, just took longer than he probably expected.
Dish November 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM
As I mentioned the victim has a family. Please do not speculate or leave comments in which his young child can be made aware. Have some compassion when posting.
Truthful December 05, 2012 at 05:47 PM
It is amazing how rude people can be!! This man lost his life and people are saying it was drugs or suicide. This man had a young daughter and a wife. How would you feel if it was your familly member and people were making comments that are not true? People really need to think twice before putting in their opinions!!
Me December 05, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Although I did not know him, his brother is a good friend of mine. Please be respectful of the families feelings, they deserve respect.
Too close for comfort December 20, 2012 at 03:31 AM
All I can say is this....whatever he may have been doing which caused this fatal explosion had put allot of other innocent people in harms way. This neighborhood has allot of families living in this radius, not mention also an Elementary school as well. It will be unnerving if it does turn out this incident was not an accident. Then we can decided which comments are appropriate/ what is disrespectful. It was a miracle that just 1 house 1 person was affected -this person lived alone. That explosion rocked our entire neighborhod like an earth quake and scared all of us on so many levels.

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