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Roswell firefighter being released from hospital

June 29, 2019

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico firefighter who was seriously injured earlier this month in a fireworks explosion is heading home from the hospital.

Robert “Hoby” Bonham of the Roswell Fire Department was hospitalized in Texas after a June 5 fireworks explosion. Bonham is expected Saturday back in Roswell, where the public plans to line the street to welcome him back home.

The exact time of Bonham’s arrival is uncertain. He has worked for the department 18 years.

Bonham was critically injured while moving fireworks material at a New Mexico storage area for a planned show. Twelve firefighters in all were hurt, but most sustained minor injuries.

A department spokesman says firefighter Jeff Stroble remains hospitalized.

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