Roswell firefighter dies from injuries suffered in June fireworks explosion

Roswell firefighter dies from injuries suffered in June fireworks explosion

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Roswell Fire Department has announced 46-year-old Jeff Stroble, a veteran firefighter with the department, has died as a result of injuries he suffered during a fireworks explosion on June 5 in Roswell, New Mexico.

The department’s fire chief announced Stroble’s death just before 11 p.m. Sunday night in a Facebook post.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of our own Roswell Fire Department Firefighters. Fire Apparatus...

Posted by City of Roswell Fire Department on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Stroble was hospitalized on June 5 while he and 11 other firefighters were packing fireworks in a storage building in preparation for a Fourth of July community fireworks display.

Ten of the firefighters suffered minor injuries while Stroble and 36-year-old Robert “Hoby” Bonham were critically injured and hospitalized in University Medical Center. Bonham did survive and was able to return home in Late June.

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