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Unexpected blast kills volunteer firefighter

Jan. 2, 2011, Enderby, B.C. – As firefighters mopped up an early-morning blaze at a log-home construction business in Enderby on Thursday, volunteer firefighter Daniel Botkin was about to roll up the hose lines. It was about 5 a.m. and still dark when the sky was lit up by a sudden explosion that killed Botkin and injured another firefighter nearby. The Vancouver Sun reports.

January 2, 2012
By The Vancouver Sun

Jan. 2, 2011, Enderby, B.C. – As firefighters mopped up an early-morning
blaze at a log-home construction business in Enderby on Thursday,
volunteer firefighter Daniel Botkin was about to roll up the hose lines.
It was about 5 a.m. and still dark when the sky was lit up by a sudden
explosion that killed Botkin and injured another firefighter nearby. The
Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE