Cigarette suspected in fatal Bowden fire

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 03:05 pm | Julie Bertrand
Noel West/Olds Albertan
Noel West/Olds Albertan
The scene of the Bowden mobile home fire that claime dtwo lives during the realy morning hours of May 13.
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Careless smoking is believed to have caused the fire that killed two people in the early hours of Motherís Day at the Bowden Estates Trailer Park.

Olds RCMP released the names of the victims. They are Kelly Yelenik, a 49-year-old male, and Sheryl Eldridge, a 42-year-old female.

Although the fire is still under investigation, it has been deemed accidental in nature.

Olds RCMP and the Bowden fire department responded to the Bowden mobile home fire at approximately 1:24 a.m. on May 13.

Once the fire was extinguished, the bodies of the homeís two residents were found inside.

Olds RCMP remind homeowners to periodically check their smoke alarms to ensure they are in working order and functioning properly.


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