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Beer cans and bottles littered the scene of an oil storage container explosion that killed two South Routt teenagers Saturday night. Officials said that Christopher King Fuller, 19, and Samuel Hedemark, 17, were killed in the explosion. Authorities say Hedemark and Fuller were jumping on top of the tank when it exploded.

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No word yet on what caused deadly explosion in forest

A night of drinking in the woods turned deadly for two South Routt teenagers Saturday when an oil storage tank exploded in the Routt National Forest.

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Explosion kills 2 teens

S. Routt teenagers were jumping on oil storage tank

Two South Routt teenagers are dead after an oil storage tank they were jumping on in the Routt National Forest exploded, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office reported. The incident occurred late Saturday night at a well site off Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Chapman Reservoir. Killed were 17-year-old Samuel Hedemark of Phippsburg and 19-year-old Christopher King Fuller of Yampa.


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