Family of five dead in cabin explosion in Jefferson County

Aerial footage taken from Q13's drone shows what's left of the cabin after the explosion.

BRINNON, Wash. -- A family of five died when a rental cabin in Brinnon, Washington exploded Sunday morning.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's office said neighbors called 911 about 1 a.m. after hearing an explosion and seeing a large fire.

During their investigation, firefighters initially found two people. Hours later, they discovered three additional bodies inside what was left of the cabin.

Officials said the victims were a family from Monroe: Jenny L. Drake and Jerry A. Drake, both 42, and their three children, ages 11, 8 and 2.

At this point, investigators do not suspect foul play. The cause and origin of the fire remains unknown and may take several weeks to determine, the Brinnon Fire Department said. Autopsies will be performed Tuesday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sought help from the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The 250-square-foot rental cabin was one of many structures on the property at 650 Salmon Street in Brinnon.

Brinnon is in Jefferson County near the Olympic National Forest.