5 Dead IDed in Brinnon Cabin Explosion

Officials are calling the explosion that left a family of five from Monroe dead in Brinnon early Sunday morning a “tragic accident.”

Jefferson County Prosecutor and Coroner Mike Haas identified the parents as Jenny L. Drake and Jerry A. Drake, both 42. They were at the cabin with their three children, ages 11, 8 and 2.


Brinnon Fire Chief Tim Manly says the family regularly vacationed at the 250-square-foot cabin on the 600 block of Salmon Street in Brinnon and were known in the neighborhood.

He says Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is still investigating the cause of the fire.