Josh Powell house fire kills 3 people -- likely including Powell
A social worker brought the boys to Powell's home for a supervised visit. The boys entered the home, but Powell refused to let the social worker enter. The social worker walked away from the house and reported to her supervisors that she could smell gas. The house then exploded, moments later.
Graham Fire and Rescue spokesman Gary Franz tells the LA Times that the house is being considered a crime scene.
Powell, under investigation for his wife's disappearance since 2009, had lost custody of his sons when sexually explicit photos of women and girls were found on a computer belonging to his father, who he lived with.
Powell had been asked to take a sexual deviancy test by the courts in order for them to make a decision about his childrens' custody.