An elderly couple remains in guarded condition following an explosion and fire in Albion late Wednesday.

The couple, identified as Vincenzo Spampanato, 81, and Felicia Spampanato, 72, were critically injured during the fire inside their Elmwood Avenue home.

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.