5 Dead in Brinnon Cabin Explosion

Five people are confirmed dead in an early Sunday morning explosion that destroyed a rental cabin near Brinnon.

Neighbors reported the explosion and ensuing fire around 1 a.m. on Salmon Street near Canal View Street and Highway 101, adding the hillside was also on fire and the cabin was gone, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Firefighters put out the fire and found five bodies in the remnants of the cabin.

There is no word yet what triggered the explosion. Members from the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab and the ATF are on the scene to aid in the investigation.

None of the victims’ identities have been released.

Officials expect to release more information Monday.