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September 15, 2011 10:06 PM

2 Volunteer Firefighters Dead After Explosion

britton, sd


Two Volunteer firefighters are dead after an explosion.

It happened at the Sunset Hutterite Colony northwest of Britton just before 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

The Marshall County sheriff says the men were on top of large coal bin, putting out the fire when the explosion happened.


The force blew off the roof and a wall from the building landed on top of the men.

The names of the 20-year old and 22-year old fire fighters have not been released.
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