Two killed in East Berne home explosion, cause under investigation

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EAST BERNE – Two people are dead after a house explosion.

Multiple fire crews responded to the home on Hilltop Lane Friday.

The home was extremely damaged and engulfed in flames when officials arrived on scene.

According to police, the body of Victor Porlier, 83, was found Friday night and the body of Lois Porlier, 72, was found after search efforts resumed Saturday morning.

A NewsChannel 13 photographer on scene saw at least one family being evacuated from the area.

The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.