Memorial Honors Firefighters Killed in West (TX) Explosion

First responders who died in the deadly fertilizer explosion in West were honored at the Texas State Capitol, reports (

The State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association unveiled an extension of a memorial honoring firefighters killed in the line of duty.

The extension includes the names of the volunteer firefighters who died in West in April 2013.

The blast killed 15 people, 12 of them first responders, and destroyed more than 150 buildings.

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