Piqua firefighter hurt battling blaze

(Eric Burgasser | Daily Call) Piqua firefighters Tony Grilliot and Tyler Beard spray water on the rear of a semi trailer whose brakes caught fire on East Ash Street at I-75 on Thursday afternoon.

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – A suspension airbag exploded in a firefighter’s face sending him to the hospital Thursday.

The Piqua Daily Call reports the firefighter, who has not been identified, was on the scene of a truck fire when the incident occurred.

Firefighters were called to the scene at East Ash Street and Interstate 75 after a driver noticed a semi’s trailer brakes were on fire.

The firefighter was “knocked to the ground” in the explosion. Medics were called and the firefighter was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center.

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