Mourners gathered to pay homage to Sun Prairie (WI) Fire Captain Cory Barr, who fell in the line of duty last week. Fire photographer Tim Olk shared some images from the funeral services.
On July 10, 2018, Barr, 34, responded with crews to a report of a natural gas leak after a contractor struck a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. After the firefighters, along with law enforcement, arrived on scene to investigate the source of the leak and evacuate the area, there was an explosion that leveled multiple buildings. Captain Barr suffered injuries after being knocked down under a rubble pile as a result of the explosion and was transported by Sun Prairie EMS to UW Madison where he later passed away. A second firefighter was also injured in the explosion and is in critical, but stable, condition. A third firefighter with a minor injury was also admitted to a hospital. Three additional firefighters, one police officer, and seven civilians also suffered minor injuries. Barr leaves behind a wife and twin three-year-old girls.
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