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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio --

Two firefighters were killed Friday morning while battling a Colerain Township house fire.

An alarm notified firefighters of the blaze at a home in the 5700 block of Squirrels Nest Court around 6:10 a.m., and authorities said the homeowner called shortly afterward.

Firefighters found heavy fire when they arrived, and two members of the first arriving Colerain Township fire crew went inside to search for occupants and discover the source of the flames.

The entry crew lost radio contact with the department command shortly after they entered the house, and authorities said firefighters issued a second alarm and called for assistance from nearby Fairfield.

Firefighters discovered a fire hose inside the home without anyone near it, and authorities said the bodies of two firefighters were discovered in the basement around 7:10 a.m.

Officials identified the firefighters as Capt. Robin Broxterman, 37, a 17-year veteran who was the first woman in department history to attain the rank of captain, and Brian Schira, 29, who joined the department in November after serving as a Delhi Township firefighter.

Broxterman is survived by two daughters, a fiance who is also a firefighter and her parents, and Schira is survived by his parents.

Department spokesman Capt. Steve Conn said that the home's floor collapsed, sending both firefighters into the basement, and they both were covered in rubble when they were discovered.

Their bodies were removed from the wreckage and taken to waiting ambulances, and Conn said the last time Colerain Township firefighters died in the line of duty was 1977.

Two residents escaped the blaze without injury, according to authorities.

The cause of the fire and the structural collapse each remain under investigation.

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I know its not police related but fire fighters are just like family also

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Tragic. May they both Rest in Peace. They went out doing what they did best and putting their life on the line to save others. God bless and comfort their families and friends.


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May God bless them and keep them in His loving arms........
My son is a Firefighter and the job they do is amzaing.... they fight what we fear....

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Awful ! We're not the only ones who face danger every time we go to work--my sympathies to their fellow firefighters and their families.


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My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.

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How tragic!! Thoughts and prayers to the families, friends and station arms.


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Thank you for Posting it.....R.I.P. My Fallen Brothers.. Watch over your Sisters and Bothers for in time we will see each other again... Rev Tam FF


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REST IN PEACE AND PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY'S

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My thoughts and prayers are with the family's