N.Y. Assistant Fire Chief Killed in Silo Explosion

A Sackets Harbor assistant fire chief was killed yesterday morning when a burning silo exploded, according to The Watertown Daily Times.

Assistant Chief Garrett W. Loomis was standing on the silo at North Harbor Dairy, where 104 cows were killed in another fire just days earlier, when the explosion occurred.

He was transported to Guilfoyle Ambulance to Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown where he was pronounced dead. No other firefighters were injured in the incident.

The 26-year-old was a career firefighter with the Fort Drum Fire Department and was elected to the assistant fire chief position at Sackets Harbor just last week.

Loomis is survived by his parents, Gary and Amy Loomis, and brother Bryan.