Evanston Firefighters Killed in Blaze Identified

Evanston Firefighters Killed in Blaze Identified

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EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) -- Authorities in Evanston have identified the two firefighters who were killed battling a residential blaze on Monday.

The victims were 23-year-old Jacob Cook -- who had been married only a few weeks -- and 39-year-old Robert Henderson, a husband and father of three. Both were Evanston residents.

They died from injuries suffered in an explosion after they went into a burning town home to attempt a rescue of children reportedly trapped inside.

As it turned out, there was nobody inside the building.

A third firefighter, 39-year-old Abe Wheeler, was listed in stable condition at L-D-S Hospital in Salt Lake City with burns. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Two other firefighters were treated and released from the hospital.

The cause of the fire and explosion are under investigation.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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