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Woman dies after explosion at Amherst mobile home park

Posted at 6:01 PM, Oct 27, 2021

AMHERST, Ohio — A woman has died following an explosion that occurred at a mobile home park in Amherst on Wednesday.

The Lorain County Sheriff's Office responded to the 200 block of Birch Drive just after 2 p.m.

According to authorities, the woman was taken to Mercy Hospital in Lorain and later succumbed to her injuries. She has been identified as Rebecca Squires, 53.

The sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation of the explosion indicates it was caused by a gas leak. Neighbors told police they smelled gas nearby earlier in the day.

The Lorain County Arson Investigation team is assisting the sheriff's office with the case.

The matter remains under investigation.

Authorities are reminding everyone that anytime you smell gas should call your local fire department.

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