The 65 guests are not being allowed to return to the motel until investigators, the motel chain and its insurance company rule it safe.

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Bremerton police on Thursday continued their investigation into the cause of a gas explosion that damaged a Motel 6 on Tuesday night.

“There’s no single cause but there are a set of circumstances we’re trying to determine with the ATF,” said Bremerton Police Chief Steve Strachan.

None of the 65 guests have been allowed to return to the hotel until investigators, the hotel chain and its insurance company rule it safe, said Strachan.

Strachan expects a portion of the motel will be inhabitable “relatively soon.”

“It’s a large structure, the west end of the motel was not nearly affected as the other end,” he said.

Motel manager Tonya Hinds is being hailed as a hero for her quick-thinking actions to evacuate the motel minutes before the blast.

Hinds, 50, told The Seattle Times on Wednesday that she called on her inner “mom’s voice” to force people from their rooms when the heavy odor of gas began blanketing the air. The explosion ripped through the nearly remodeled motel around 8:30 p.m.

Larry Jennings, a 59-year-old employee of Cascade Natural Gas, was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he remained in critical condition on Thursday afternoon. Jennings was working to cut off the gas at the motel Tuesday when the explosion occurred, injuring him.

Two Bremerton firefighters also sustained minor injuries when the force of the blast rocketed them 20 feet through the air, police said.

On Thursday, Hinds continued helping motel guests who lost everything in the blast.

“I’m getting inundated with support. I’m worried about kids having school supplies, and socks and underwear, for God’s sake. I’m in it for the customer support,” Hinds said. “I want to to finish it until the end.”