The two men who died Monday afternoon in a massive Firestone house explosion and fire have been identified.
Mark Joseph Martinez and Joseph William Irwin III, both 42, were killed. Their bodies were found in the ruins of the home on Tuesday after search crews spent hours scouring the destruction.
The explosion happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday and quickly led to a massive blaze at the two-story home on the 6300 block of Twilight Avenue, near Colorado 119 and Weld County Road 13. A woman identified as Erin Martinez — wife of Mark Martinez — was airlifted from the scene and a juvenile male was taken for medical care in an ambulance.