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February 4, 2012
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One dead, two injured in Coleville Marine housing fire

One person is dead and two injured in an explosion and fire that destroyed one of the residential structures at the Mountain Warfare Training Center Base Housing in Coleville.

The Mono County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls about the blast at 8:53 p.m. Friday night.

A Marine spokesman said the fire was related to a propane tank.

Upon arrival, medical personnel assisted the victims and fire personnel battled the fire, which was still engulfing the residence. Careflight responded and two of the victims were airlifted to hospitals out of the area, with another victim being pronounced dead at the scene.

Mono County Social Services responded and opened the Walker Community Center for use as a shelter, if needed, and the Red Cross was contacted out of both California and Nevada.

The following agencies were dispatched to the scene: Antelope Valley Fire Department, MWTC Fire Department, Mono County Paramedics, Mono County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol, MWTC Police Department, along with the East Fork Fire Department out of Nevada.

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 4, 2012 06:08PM Published Feb 4, 2012 11:59AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.