An elderly couple seriously injured in an explosion and fire in Albion late on January 16 doing better.

The couple, identified as Vincenzo Spampanato, 81, and Felicia Spampanato, 72, were critically injured during the fire inside their Elmwood Avenue home. Strong Memorial Hospital officials say Felicia has been released and Vincenzo has been upgraded to satisfactory condition.

Vincenzo was working on a gas heating appliance in the basement when the explosion occurred. The flames quickly spread throughout the house.

The couple was found outside their home with burn injuries.

The Albion Police Department says the investigation is ongoing.