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Schroeppel Fire Victim Identified

Police Monday afternoon named the person killed in Saturday’s explosion and fire in Schroeppel.

Curtis R. Staub, 63, lived at 227 County Route 12. He was a resident of the apartment, which was in a converted pole barn.

Fire officials searched the rubble for a possible second person but do not believe that person was there.

The fire was reported to 911 at about 6:10 a.m. Saturday, officials say, when a resident of a nearby home heard what sounded like an explosion.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released.