As an update to yesterday tragic event in Clinton, Iowa, Lt. Eric Hosette, 33, was severely injured after that explosion rocked those silo storage bins. Lt. Hosette was taken to Mercy Medical where medical crews tried to revive him but were unsuccessful, and he died in the Line of Duty. Lt. Hosette had 12 years on the job and leaves his wife and daughter.
The initial turn out was for a reported smoldering fire discovered in silo storage bins at the Archer-Daniels-Midland loading facility, around 0545. The department’s on duty shift responded and then handed the scene off to the on coming shift crew around 0700. The explosion occurred nearly two hours later at 0845.
Firefighter Adam Cain, 23, was also injured by the blast and taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment where he remains critical, but is stable at last report, and is awake and breathing on his own.
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Much more to follow as we hope and pray for the recovery of FF Cain.
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