Oglesby Fire Department

There is some positive news to report at a time when much of the news cycle is negative.

Oglesby Fire Chief Ron Papurello says the last of three firefighters hospitalized after an explosion was released from Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru Thursday morning.  They were rushed to the hospital after a boat they were on exploded Wednesday evening on the Vermilion River. 

Papurello says the firefighters were doing river rescue training near the boat launch when a rupture occurred in an inflatable boat. 

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