2 firefighters in critical condition after New Mexico explosion, 10 others injured

  • Source: KRQE-TV New Mexico
  • Published: 06/06/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: An explosion at the Roswell airport sent two local firefighters to hospitals in critical condition, and Wednesday night the community gathered to pray for those firefighters as investigators try to figure out exactly what happened. It was an emotional night in Roswell. Dozens of people came out, including other firefighters and their families hoping the two injured firefighters pull through. Renee Morton says her son was supposed to be on shift Wednesday. "One of them could have been my son," she said. She's just one of many still shaken up after 12 firefighters were injured in an explosion at the Roswell airport. "Two of our firemen are laying over there injured from today's tragedy," Roswell Fire Chief Devin Graham said. Cellphone video captured the black plumes that filled the sky as firefighters worked to put out the blaze. "Officers arrived on scene, firefighers arrived on scene, pretty quick, within minutes," State Police Lt. Mark Soriano said.


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