1 dead, 8 first responders injured in foam release at Wilmington Air Park

Cause of foam release still unknown
1 dead, 8 first responders injured in foam release at Wilmington Air Park
Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 12:05 PM EDT
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CLINTON COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - A man was confirmed dead after fire suppression foam was released at Hanger 1006 in Wilmington Air Park on Sunday.

Tim Law, 55, was identified as the “unaccounted for” individual who died in Hanger 1006, Clinton County Public Information Officer Pam Bauer confirmed.

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According to Bauer, Wilmington Fire and EMS responded to a fire suppression foam release and multiple injuries, including two people trapped in a car and one in an office at Hanger 1006 around 2 p.m. Sunday.

Responders were forced to vacate the scene due to unsafe conditions, Bauer explained.

“Mutual aid from surrounding agencies began to arrive, which enable search operations to continue,” Bauer said. “Incident Command was established with Lt. Richard Burt from the Wilmington Fire Department and EMS as the commander. During response operations, two separate responder maydays were issued and eight responders were transported for medical care due to eye injury, electrocution and other physical injuries.”

Wilmington Air Park lowers flag to half staff after one was confirmed dead in Hanger 1006.
Wilmington Air Park lowers flag to half staff after one was confirmed dead in Hanger 1006.(Kody Fisher)

It is unknown what triggered the fire suppression foam to release, but it was not a fire, Bauer said.

The Ohio State Fire Marshal is conducting the ongoing investigation with federal agencies.

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