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EXPLOSION NEAR ROSWELL UPDATE

ROSWELL (KSMX)- To update those who have been following the story over in Roswell, a dozen firefighters were injured in an explosion at a fireworks storage area in eastern New Mexico. According to Officials, state police and officials with the city of Roswell say the blast happened around noon, yesterday (June 5) at the Roswell International Air Center as firefighters were boxing fireworks for an upcoming Fourth of July show. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham stated, two firefighters were hospitalized, with one in critical condition and the other stable. The others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Authorities do not know what caused the blast. Federal and local authorities as well as the state fire marshal are assisting state police in the investigation.

 

UPDATED NEWS:

Authorities have identified two firefighters critically injured in a fireworks explosion in New Mexico that remains under investigation. The explosion Wednesday in Roswell injured a dozen firefighters at a fireworks storage area. A city spokesman says 46-year-old Jeff Stroble and 36-year-old Robert “Hoby” Bonham were hospitalized, while others were treated at the scene. Authorities have identified two firefighters critically injured in a fireworks explosion in New Mexico that remains under investigation. The explosion Wednesday in Roswell injured a dozen firefighters at a fireworks storage area. A city spokesman says 46-year-old Jeff Stroble and 36-year-old Robert “Hoby” Bonham were hospitalized, while others were treated at the scene.  Stroble has been with the Roswell Fire Department for 17 years. Bonham has worked for the department for 18 years. They are being treated at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, about 173 miles (or 278 kilometers) east of Roswell.

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