30-year-old Clara Bender is being remembered as a loving wife and mother tonight. She died this afternoon after she was in a house explosion in Omaha.
Bender worked as an inspector at CPM Realty. The CPM President Jeremy Aspen tells KMTV tonight that Bender went to the rental home on 65th and Sprague to inspect it after an eviction back in June. She'd been working with the tenants to get them to remove their belongings. She'd learned this weekend that they were finally out. Bender went to the home to check it out and close it up. As she was at the house, the explosion happened just before 12:30 this afternoon.
Omaha Police say Bender went to the hospital with burns and later died.
Aspen issued this statement on behalf of CPM tonight: