Couple airlifted after Yelm van explosion

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A badly injured man and woman were airlifted to Harborview after a van explosion in Yelm Monday afternoon.

 The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said the explosion occurred in the 17100 block of 153rd Avenue Southeast at 1:30 p.m.

 Deputies said the man had altered the van’s fuel system.

See photos of the van here.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find the van fully engulfed in flames.

 Both victims are in critical condition.

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