NEW KNOXVILLE, Ohio -Two volunteer firefighters died yesterday when the roof of the concrete silo below them exploded as they were fighting a fire, hurling the men 75 feet to the ground.
Seven more firefighters and two owners of the company were injured in the blast.
Ken Jutte, 44, and John Garman, 42, had come four miles from nearby New Bremen to help firefighters from New Knoxville and other departments fight the sawdust fire at Hoge Lumber. They died soon after the explosion.
They were the first volunteers of the New Bremen fire department to die since 1896.
Two volunteer fireman were killed and nine other people injured when a silo in New Knoxville, Ohio exploded yesterday.