Five members of a family, including three young children, were killed early Sunday morning after their getaway cabin near Hood Canal exploded and burned, according to Jefferson County fire and police officials.
The family was from Monroe and used the 250-square-foot cabin frequently, officials said. Police are trying to determine the cause of the explosion and fire, investigators said Monday.
“There’s no reason to suspect foul play, but we obviously need to do a thorough investigation,” Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas said Monday afternoon. “If this was a horrible accident, we want to do whatever we can to make sure this type of thing never happens again.” Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) combed through the site Monday, joined by the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab.