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Cause of explosion and fire still unknown

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YAKIMA, Wash -- Yakima fire fighters say a sixty-eight year old man died in Saturday night's fire on South 2nd St.

Neighbors told KNDO-TV that the man is Ed Moller, who lived in the apartment where the explosion occurred. Fire fighters and gas company officials, where at the apartment complex all day trying to determine what caused the explosion and fire. 

"Investigators have sent samples of evidence to the state crime lab to help the investigation," said Chief Abel Castilleja, of the Yakima Fire Department,  "so they haven't pinned down a cause yet."

Investigators added that criminal activity didn't seem likely, but they wouldn't rule anything out until all the evidence is collected and analyzed -- which could take a few weeks.