Officials have released the name of the man who died in his Indio home after a gas explosion earlier this week.
The San Bernardino Coroner’s office identifies the deceased as David Lee Ellis, 61 of Indio.
The fire started August 9th around 3:30 p.m. in the 44000 block of King Street near Indio Boulevard.
Firefighters initially responded to a report of a gas like odor coming from the apartment, but then an explosion happened.
Ellis was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton for treatment and later died from his injuries.
A second victim, an unidentified Indio Police Officer was also sustained moderate injuries.
He was treated at an area hospital and later released.