Iowa Community Mourns Firefighter Killed in Explosion; Injured Firefighter Improving

Clifton lieutenant and firefighter were caught in an explosion during a grain silo fire

CLINTON, Iowa (KCRG) - A firefighter who was severely injured during a Saturday blast in Clinton is improving, authorities said Sunday.

In an update to media outlets, city officials said Adam Cain is awake, alert and now breathing on his own. Cain had been listed in critical condition at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a fire at an ADM facility in Clinton.

Cain and fellow firefighter Lt. Eric Hosette had been working snuff out flames that had started in a silo storage bin when they were injured by an explosion. Hosette was rushed to an area hospital, but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. 

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