COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two firefighters were killed in a fire in Colerain Township on Friday morning, Cincinnati television station WLWT reported.

The fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. at a home on Squirrels Nest Lane. Two members of the first arriving Colerain Township fire crew went into the home to start fighting the fire.

More firefighters arrived but they lost radio contact with the firefighters. A second alarm was issued and units from nearby Fairfield were called to assist.

Shortly thereafter, the fire command still could not reach the lost firefighters and made a mayday call to track all the firefighters. Other firefighters found a fire hose in the home without anyone around it.

Fire Department spokesman Steve Conn said that it appears that the home's floor collapsed, sending both firefighters into the basement. Both were covered in rubble when they were found, Conn said.

No names have been released. Conn said both firefighters' bodies have been recovered from the home.

The last time a Colerain Township firefighter died in the line of duty was in the 1970s, Conn said.

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My condolences to the family is part of our family the Napanoch Fire Co. of Ulster Co. NY our thougts and prayers go out to you.
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and fellow firefighters of Robin and Brian. May God ease your sorrow and may you always remember with pride and love the people that they were and the things they did for others.
My thoughts and prayers are with this family in their time of loss. My most sincerest condolences on your loss. God bless all of my brothers and sisters in this line of work.
Eng.K.Wagner Lake St. Louis Fire Prot. Dist.
Our departments condolences, when I read the news reports snap judgement was that it could occur anywhere. These were personnel doing the job, even when we try to do things "by the book" sometimes timing is just not there. Hopefully we can learn from this tragedy.
Idk if anyone has said this yet but their names were
Captain Robin Broxterman and
FF Brian Schira
God Bless you and may you R.I.P.
myself and the franklin twp fire dept send our thoughts and prayers to both familys
Losing people whom are close to you or even on your own team is heavy burden.

We all die a little every time it happens but we stand tall.

We take proudly in memory and keep responding the emergencycall.

Yes we are!


The Netherlands
im sorry for the loss, our prayers are with the families and the department of the fallen.....
Our Prayers and thoughts are with you, God Bless Scenic Loop V.F.D Livingston, TX
The details of the article are a little sketchy but that's usually the case with any breaking news that hasn't been fully investigated yet. It all happened so fast. I'm glad everyone got the word out quickly though. The support these guys are getting from fellow fire service, the township, the city,'s gut-wrechingly toughing. Thanks. Keep them in your prayers. The critical incident teams are scheduled for a meeting tomorrow when the guys from that unit are due back. Anyway, thanks everyone.
R.I.P Robin and Brian! for local news coverage on this trajedy

my thoughts and prayers are with them

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