Texas Town Grieves for Dead First-Responders

Buck Uptmor didn't have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn't a firefighter like his brother and cousin, who raced toward the plant. But a ranch of horses next to the flames needed to be moved to safety. "He went to help a friend," said Joyce Marek, Uptmor's aunt. "And then it blew." Two days after the fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball, authorities announced Friday that they had recovered 14 bodies, confirming for the first time an exact...Full Story
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