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Officials say injured firefighter making strides in recovery

January 22, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an eastern Iowa firefighter injured in a fiery explosion that killed a colleague is making strides in his recovery.

Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke said Monday that 23-year-old Adam Cain is listed as stable and has begun physical therapy. Brooke says Cain was able to walk about 100 feet (30 meters) Sunday at University of Iowa Clinics & Hospitals in Iowa City.

Brooke says Cain “is doing well and is in good spirits” and was able to receive a visit Monday from fellow Clinton Fire Department firefighters.

Fire Lt. Eric Hosette died Jan. 5 while fighting the fire at the ADM grain facility in Clinton.

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