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Clinton Firefighter Adam Cain returned to the Central Fire Station in Clinton for the first time Jan. 25 after being seriously injured while battling a grain silo fire at the Archer Daniels Midland plant in Clinton on Jan. 5. Matt Cain, left, poses for a picture with his brother, Clinton Firefighter Adam Cain, during a homecoming celebration.

Clinton firefighter Adam Cain, who was severely injured Jan. 5 while fighting a silo fire at the ADM Grain Facility in Clinton, will return to light duty at the fire station at 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Cain was hospitalized for 20 days before being released to go home.

Clinton firefighters were battling a fire in a silo at the ADM Grain Facility early Jan. 5 when there was an explosion at 8:45 a.m.

Clinton Fire Department Lt. Eric Hosette, 33, a 12-year veteran who also served as chief of the Charlotte Volunteer Fire Department, was killed.

Clinton Fire Chief Mike Brown said during a news conference Jan. 5 that two shifts were involved in fighting the fire that was reported at 5:45 a.m.

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“The first shift went in and stabilized the fire somewhat,” Brown said. “We traded off shifts at 7 a.m. like we do every day and then about 8:45 a.m., in what we thought was a stabilizing incident, there was an explosion.”

Hosette was taken to Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, where Brown said the medical staff “did everything possible to try and revive him.”

“He was a fine man with a wife and young daughter,” Brown added.

The fire and explosion remain under investigation.

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