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County attorney releases name of woman killed in blast, fire

December 28, 2018

CHAMBERS, Neb. (AP) — A county attorney has released the name of a 93-year-old woman who died in an explosion and fire at her home in northern Nebraska.

Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly has confirmed that JoEllyn Lehmann was pronounced dead at her damaged home southeast of Chambers on Sunday evening. Investigators blamed the blast on a propane gas release inside the residence.

An autopsy determined that Lehmann died of injuries suffered in the explosion and fire. Kelly says she was alone in the home.

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