Fire crew's memorial for brothers killed in grain silo tragedy

The victims were volunteer firefighters in Millerville.
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The community of Millerville, Minnesota, is in mourning after the tragic deaths of two brothers in a grain silo incident.

The uniforms of Assistant Chief Curt Boesl and firefighter Steve Boesl, both volunteers with the Millerville Fire Department, have been placed outside the fire station in tribute to the fallen brothers.

Steve Boesl, 49, had gone to the aid of his brother and 12-year-old nephew Alex after they were overcome by fumes atop the silo on their farm outside of Brandon.

Steve himself was overcome by the fumes and pronounced dead at the scene. Curt, 47, died in a hospital on Sunday morning.

Alex Boesl remains in Children's Hospital in Minneapolis as of Sunday evening.

"Curt and Steve on behalf of the entire Millerville Fire and EMS family you are greatly missed but certainly will never be forgotten!!" the fire department wrote on Facebook.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Boesl families, which as of Monday morning had raised more than $15,000.

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