25 years later: Victims killed in Olympic Pipeline explosion remembered

Three people died after more than 277,000 gallons of gas flooded Whatcom Creek.

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — It was a sunny summer day and the school year was nearly done for Wade King, who was preparing to become a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School.

He went to Whatcom Falls Park to enjoy the weather and hang out with his friend and classmate Stephen Tsiorvas, both 10 years old.

In a flash, everything changed.

“When I woke up this morning, I thought, 25 years ago, we never imagined how our lives would never be the same,” said Wade’s mother, Mary.

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