Clinton firefighter Cain breathing on his own


CLINTON — Clinton city officials today released an update on injured firefighter Adam Cain's medical condition, describing it as "critical but a little more stable."

"Adam is not out of the woods by any means and now has pneumonia (which was expected) and has started on new antibiotics," Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke said in a news release issued late this morning. "The doctors believe they are seeing improvement in his lungs, as he continues to remain on a ventilator."

Cain, 23, was injured in a Jan. 5 fire and explosion at Clinton's Archer Daniels Midland plant. Clinton Fire Lt. Eric Hosette, 33, was killed in the explosion. His funeral services were Saturday.

Cain remains hospitalized at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Brooke said Cain is unable to see any visitors at the time and Brooke is asking everyone "to continue to keep Adam in your prayers and also his family."