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Woman killed in Montclair explosion, fire

Authorities investigate the scene of a deadly explosion and fire in Montclair on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.

December 24, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
An investigation is under way into a deadly explosion and fire in Montclair.

The incident occurred Friday night at a residence near Mission Boulevard and Pipeline Avenue. When authorities arrived on the scene, the structure was fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to rescue a man who told them his wife was still inside. Her body was found a short time later.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital with severe burns.

It's not clear what caused the explosion and fire. Arson investigators were on scene to determine if there was any criminal activity.