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Posted: Sat, 09/25/2010 - 09:06am
Updated: Sat, 09/25/2010 - 09:06am

A volunteer with the McArthur Fire Department was killed after being hit by Lodd_badge a water tank cap last night while battling a brush fire, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Firefighter Ryan Seitz, 26, died when a cap on a pressurized water tank flew off and struck him at approximately 6 p.m., the report said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

McArthur responded with a dozen other agencies to extinguish a brush fire in Liberty Township.

Firefighter Aaron Chesser -- also from McArthur -- was transported to hospital. He was treated and released that night.

Details of how the tank's cap blew off were not available, according to the report.