Wed. May 22nd, 2024


ROSWELL (KSMX)- Reported from KOAT:

“One of the fire fighters injured in a June explosion, has died.

The City of Roswell says fire fighter Jeff Stroble passed away on Sunday.

Roswell Fire Chief Devin Graham released the following statement:

‘It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of our own Roswell Fire Department Firefighters. Fire Apparatus Operator Jeff Stroble, 46, passed away in a Lubbock hospital today, July 21st, after battling to recover from his injuries sustained in an explosion on June 5, 2019.

Services will be announced once arrangements have been finalized.

On behalf the City of Roswell our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with his family and the entire Roswell Fire Department.’

– Devin Graham

Robert “Hoby” Bonham was the second firefighter that was injured in the June explosion. He was released from the hospital in June and is back home recovering.”

According to Officials, state police and officials with the city of Roswell say the blast happened around noon, June 5, at the Roswell International Air Center as firefighters were boxing fireworks for an upcoming Fourth of July show.

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

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