Name of Woman Killed in Cabin Explosion Released

WASCOTT, Wis. (AP) -- New details are emerging about a fatal cabin explosion in northwestern Wisconsin.

Fifty-four-year-old Bridget Arneson, of Chaska, Minnesota, is dead and her two sons hospitalized after Thursday night's explosion in Wascott -- about 35 miles south of Superior in Douglas County.

Her sons, 16-year-old Ethan Cline and 15-year-old Colin Cline, are in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

Investigators believe a problem with the cabin's furnace caused a build-up of propane and the blast, but the incident remains under investigation.

Bill Matthias, a lake resident and family friend, says Arneson's husband Mark Cline reported a gas leak and the propane company was at the cabin earlier in the day.

The company that provided propane, Polar Gas Company, says they're cooperating fully with the investigation.

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