Clare City Volunteer Firefighter Dies in Workplace Accident

A Clare city volunteer firefighter has died after working on a tire that exploded.

We now know he was not working as a firefighter when he died. 

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office says Ethan Gage died at the Fair Salvage Company Monday.

The sheriff’s office is calling this a work-related death.

They say he was using a tire changing machine to replace some farm implement tires when it exploded, hitting his face.

Gage was 26 years old.

He leaves behind a wife and two young children.