3 People Dead, 1 Hospitalized In Ohio Auto Shop Explosion

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OAN’s Abril Elfi 
11:19 AM – Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Three people were killed and one was hospitalized after an explosion at an auto repair shop in Ohio.


According to local authorities, there was an explosion at Jimbo’s Auto in Highland County, Ohio. It left three people dead and one in the hospital. 

Paint Creek Joint EMS and Fire District Chief David Manning stated that first responders were called to the scene of the incident after there was an “explosion and fire” in the afternoon. 

“It definitely did rock and shake the area,” Manning told the press. “We could feel it at the firehouse.” 

He continued by stating that eight different fire departments attended the scene. 

Manning said that three people were killed but first responders were able to rescue one person who was taken to the hospital and is now in stable condition.

According to reports, no other buildings were damaged but the smoke could be seen from miles away and the structure smoldered for over ten hours after the fire was put out. 

Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire District released a joint statement after the incident thanking all the departments for their assistance. 

“Thank you to all surrounding agencies, our community and local businesses for their support and assistance with our fire this afternoon,” Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire District said late Tuesday night. “Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated.”

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