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Dallas Fire-Rescue Captain Killed In West Explosion

Apr 18, 2013

Dallas Fire-Rescue Captain Kenny Harris was killed in the explosion in West, Texas.
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A new development in the tragedy in the town of West, Texas. Dallas Fire-Rescue Captain Kenny Harris was killed in yesterday's explosion.

Captain Harris lived in West, and was off duty at the time of the incident. According to Joel Lavender of the Dallas Fire Rescue, Harris was not a volunteer firefighter in West, but offered to help when he became aware of the incident. 

City Manager Mary K. Suhm said, “The City of Dallas and the citizens of Dallas have lost a real role model.” 

Dallas Fire Chief Louie Bright III responded to the news by saying, “Our hearts are heavy and hurting with the loss of such a great firefighter, great husband and great family man."