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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 …

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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.