SALEM, N.H. — The family of a man whose house blew up last month wants his guns and ammo returned by police so they can sell it to cover expenses brought on by the explosion. The man, Charles Hill, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after an April explosion destroyed his house in New Hampshire.

WMUR-TV reports ( ) Salem prosecutors say that they could sell the weapons themselves to cover expenses for the emergency response to the fire, which cost the town about $10,000. But police also say the guns are of minimal value and could be returned if the family establishes they have an estate.

Edward Hill, Charles’ brother, says the family would sell the guns and ammunition to pay for Charles’ funeral services and cremation.

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