4 bodies recovered in Adair Co. house explosion identified

4 bodies recovered in Adair Co. house explosion identified
Published: Jan. 27, 2016 at 4:58 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2016 at 5:19 PM EST
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ADAIR COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The remains of four people recovered from the scene of a house explosion and fire near Columbia, Kentucky have been identified by authorities.

A news release from Kentucky State Police said two of the bodies were found outside the home on M. Coomer Road off Highway 206; the other two bodies were found within the residence.

The victims were identified as 60-year-old Mitchell Coomer; his wife, 52-year-old Lori Coomer; their granddaughter, 1-year-old Kinley Rodgers and 32-year-old Steven "Aaron" Keltner.

Keltner, who would have turned 33 on Jan. 27, the day after Tuesday's explosion.

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Mitchell Coomer lived at the home. His son, Jason Coomer, was in the basement on the opposite side of the home when the explosion occurred, according to KSP. He was able to make it to safety and suffered minor injuries.

The log home was at least 6,000 square feet according to a family member.

Mitchell Coomer, his sons and Keltner worked on tractor pulls together. Keltner's father told us his son had hundreds of trophies. They were members of the Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association.

The Coomer family was also involved in the Discovery Channel reality show, Backyard Oil show. Travis Coomer, one of the cast members, is Mitchell Coomer's brother, neighbors said.

The State Medical Examiner arrived on the scene Wednesday morning. The Adair County coroner said hot spots had prevented investigators from collecting evidence before then.

The Adair County Fire Department said the fire has been put out, and investigators are still trying to determine the cause.

KSP Trooper Billy Gregory said the incident was reported around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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