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Victims killed and injured in explosion at Hillsboro Jimbo’s Auto Repair identified

Three people are dead after an explosion at an Ohio business Tuesday.



A substantial explosion resulted in a significant fire at an auto repair shop in Hillsboro on Tuesday afternoon, leaving three individuals deceased and one person injured.

Chief David Manning of the Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire District reported that the fire erupted around 4 p.m. at Jimbo’s Auto Repair, located at 502 S. High Street in Hillsboro.

Manning verified the occurrence of an explosion at the establishment. Presently, authorities have not substantiated the events leading up to the explosion.

Manning stated that three individuals lost their lives in the aftermath of the fire. One person was conveyed from the scene to the hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

David Beaver, Tim Furbee and Cameron Lee Boatman were identified as the three victims killed in the incident. Marilyn Chambers was injured and taken to hospital. She is now in stable condition.

David Beaver
Tim Furbee
Cameron Lee Boatman
Marilyn Chambers

As of now, the identities of the victims have not been disclosed by authorities, although the fire chief presumes that the three individuals who succumbed to the incident were employees at the repair shop.

Eight fire departments collaborated in the effort to control the fire.

As per Manning, there were no reports of damage to adjacent structures due to the explosion and subsequent fire.

Witnesses present at the scene informed Channel3 that the explosion caused the ground to shake several blocks away. Security cameras captured the moments of the explosion.

Residents in the vicinity mentioned that the smoke from the fire was visible for miles.

The Fire Marshal has arrived at the scene to conduct an investigation into the events leading up to the fire.