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Husband and wife killed in explosion, fire that rocked Hopkins house


Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune

Firefighters work to recover the bodies of two occupants after the house that exploded on 21st Avenue in Hopkins.

A Hopkins couple were killed Wednesday in an explosion and fire that left their home in smoldering ruins.

Family members at the scene identified the victims as Hubert Vassar, 85, and Sharon Vassar, 83.

The Hopkins Police Department said it had no immediate information on what caused the explosion. The fiery blast at 10:15 a.m. shook the screens of nearby homes and could be heard up to 15 blocks away.


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