Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Firefighter Capt. Kenny Harris Jr. Laid to Rest in West

DFR firefighter killed in West Explosion

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    Dallas Fire Department
    Kenny Harris, 52, a captain with Dallas Fire-Rescue lives in West. He was off-duty at the time but responded to the scene to help. Harris is survived by his wife and three grown sons.

    The funeral for Dallas firefighter Capt. Kenny Harris Jr. was held Wednesday afternoon in West.

    The Dallas Fire-Rescue firefighter, who lived with his family in West, was one of the first responders killed while battling a fire at the West Fertilizer Co. last Wednesday.

    Before the explosion, Harris rushed to the scene to offer assistance to the West Volunteer Fire Department.  In all, 10 firefighters were killed in the blast.

    Holly Harris, the firefighter's wife, told NBC 5 that she and her husband did everything together and that "he was the personification of what a husband and a father should be."

    See more of the Harris family's exclusive interview with NBC 5 here.

    Harris' funeral was held in West at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption. He will be laid to rest at Bold Springs Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday evening.


    West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
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