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Fatal Fire

A Monday morning RV fire in Mills resulted in the deaths of two people. A woman died at the scene and an elderly man pulled from the burning motor home died later at Wyoming Medical Center.

A second person has died following a fire that ignited inside an RV early Monday in Mills, the Natrona County Coroner’s Office announced.

The coroner’s office identified the second victim as an elderly man, who died sometime after being taken to Wyoming Medical Center. A Mills police officer had pulled him from the flaming motor home.

A woman also died after she was not able to escape the burning RV.

The coroner’s office said the victims’ identities would be released once families were notified.

The cause of death for both victims remains under investigation. Autopsies will be performed later this week.

The fire broke out sometime around 3 a.m. in the motor home, which was parked on the 4200 block of West Yellowstone in Mills.

Mills police officers and firefighters responded to the blaze. They were able to rescue the man but could not locate the woman until extinguishing the fire about a half hour later.

Authorities have not released a cause for the fire. But a Mills Fire Department spokesman said oxygen tanks exploded once the already burning fire reached them.

A firefighter and a police officer were both treated for minor injuries.

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Joshua Wolfson joined the Star-Tribune in 2007, covering crime and health before taking over the arts section in 2013. He also served as managing editor before being named editor in June 2017. He lives in Casper with his wife and their two kids.

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