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January 21, 2019

Father, son presumed dead in Lehigh Township home explosion

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A father and his 10-year-old son are presumed dead in the aftermath of a home explosion in Lehigh Township early Monday morning.

Authorities said the incident occurred after 12:30 a.m. at a farmhouse at 1132 Blue Mountain Drive.


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Police and firefighters responded to the property and found it engulfed in flames.

Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said one body was recovered, though it was not yet clear whose remains had been found, according to Lehigh Valley Live.


Investigators identified the father and son as Bruce Miller Jr., 36, and his son, Bruce Alan Miller.

Authorities believe the father and son were at the property working on renovations prior to the explosion. Miller's truck was found at the property.

It's not yet clear what caused the explosion and the investigation remains ongoing, authorities said.

A GoFundMe page to support the Miller family's funeral costs and cleanup of the site can be found here

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