We regret to pass on that 3 Italian firefighters were killed, and 3 others critically injured in the Line of Duty early this morning in a building explosion that appears to have been deliberate, in the Alexandria area of Piedmont. The Piedmont region boarders France & Switzerland and is along the Alps and this occurred in an agricultural area.
The Firefighters were responding to a report of an explosion in an unoccupied farm building when a second, stronger blast occurred upon their arrival. 3 other Firefighters were critically injured. Reports are that a timer and a gas canister have been found in the rubble leading to the “intentional” reports, and the timer was remote-controlled. The owner of the farm building, which had been renovated and has been up for sale for two years, had been questioned.
“Vigili del Fuoco” Firefighters Antonino Candido (a new member of the FD), 32, Matteo Gastaldo, 47, and Marco Triches, 36 lost their lives.
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Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.
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