Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Brothers Killed in West Explosion Honored

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Monday, Jan 6, 2014  |  Updated 7:18 PM CDT
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Family Video: Robert Snokhous

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A new brush truck was dedicated in the City of West Monday, in honor of Doug and Robert Snokhous, West volunteer firefighters killed among 15 people in the April fertilizer plant explosion.The brothers worked at Central Texas Iron Works which paid half the truck's cost.

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Doug Snokhous' family remembers the West volunteer fireman during a vCody Dragoo's family remembers the West volunteer fireman during a video played during the first responders memorial in Waco Thursday.ideo played during the first responders memorial in Waco Thursday.
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A new brush truck was donated to the City of West Monday in honor of brothers Robert and Douglas Snokhouse.

They were among the 15 killed in the fertilizer explosion in West in April 2013.

Doug Snokhous, 50, and Bob Snokhous, 48, were both captains with the West Volunteer Fire Department.

Central Texas Iron Works paid for half of the $90,000 truck as a way to honor the brothers who worked at the company. The City of West and the West Volunteer Fire Department paid for the rest.

The new truck replaced the one lost in the April blast and fire.

The truck, designed to fight brush fires, has already been in service and was dedicated in a special ceremony Monday.

West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
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