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Coroner releases name of woman killed in fire

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The York County Coroner's Office has released the name of a woman who died in an house explosion and fire near Glen Rock Monday night.

Brenda Jean Smith, 48, was a resident of the home at 3091 Sticks Road in Codorus Township, according to the office.

An autopsy performed Tuesday determined Smith died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries. Her death was ruled accidental.

Police and the ATF continue to investigate the cause of Monday night's explosion and the resulting fire that reduced the home to rubble.

Authorities believe there may have been a gas leak, or that something may have gone wrong with a propane tank that was filled earlier in the day.

Neighbors said Smith had returned home about 10 minutes before the explosion.


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