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Clinton Iowa Firefighter LODD (more)

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After a social media push, residents of Clinton, Iowa and beyond started illuminating the outside of homes in red and wearing crimson to show support to the Clinton Fire Department and the family of Lt. Eric Hosette along with Firefighter Adam Cain and his family as he recovers. 

The red at Fulton High School Monday goes beyond school pride. The River Bend School District Superintendent said he got a call during the weekend from a staff member about donning red in support. It was after seeing plans for Clinton schools and businesses to do the same. In the sea of red at Fulton High School, students express their strong bonds to the fallen and injured firefighters. On a day when even the clouds shed tears, homes in Fulton, Illinois send their sympathy to neighbor Clinton, Iowa.

Through Fulton High School’s Community Involvement work-study program, seniors spend time at the Clinton firehouse as part of a classroom to learn and work toward a career as a firefighter.

Senior Larson Barnett said, “Eric [Hosette] taught me everything on the truck and what it does, and it was a really great experience, and I went on a lot of calls with Adam, and he’s just a great guy and helped me a lot.”

The wear red campaign also happened in Goose Lake and Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Morrison, Illinois.

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Clinton Iowa Firefighter LODD (more)

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Clinton Iowa Firefighter LODD

Clinton (IA) Fire Chief Mike Brown confirmed the death of Lt. Eric Hosette in an explosion at Clinton’s Archer Daniels Midland plant Saturday. A second firefighter was in critical but stable condition in Iowa City Saturday night.

He said a fire call came in at approximately 5:45 a.m. Saturday. What firefighters thought was a stabilizing incident turned into an explosion. He said the call was unusual in that two separate shifts responded to the ADM fire.

“First shift got there and somewhat stabilized the incident,” Brown said. “And they traded off shifts at seven in the morning like we do every day. And about 8:45, what we thought was a stabilizing incident, there was an explosion.”

Hosette, a lieutenant who had been on the Clinton Fire Department for 12 years, was taken to Mercy Medical Center where personnel did everything possible to revive him but he did not survive.

Clinton Firefighter Adam Cain, 23, was found after the explosion. Cain, who has served on the Clinton Fire Department for almost two years, was flown to Iowa City where he was critical but stable as of Saturday evening.

Saturday morning’s incident took place at the third silo at ADM where employees discovered smoldering material in one of the silo storage bins at the loading facility at about 5:45 a.m. ADM immediately contacted the Clinton Fire Department.

While firefighters were on the scene, a couple of hours after the initial call, an explosion occurred in the silo, killing one firefighter.

thanks Ed

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