Fertilizer plant explosion levels several blocks of small Texas town

Service Planned for Fallen Firefighter Brothers

Monday, Apr 29, 2013  |  Updated 9:11 AM CDT
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Robert Snokhous, 47, and Doug Snokhous, 50, were both longtime West residents and volunteer firefighters. The brothers responded to the call when it came in.

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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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Robert Snokhous' family remembers the West volunteer fireman during a video played during the first responders memorial in Waco Thursday.
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A joint service has been scheduled for two firefighter brothers who died in a fertilizer plant explosion that devastated their Central Texas town.

A service will be held Monday in West for 50-year-old Douglas Snokhous and 48-year-old Robert Snokhous. Both were captains with the West Volunteer Fire Department. The siblings were killed in the April 17 blast that damaged much of the town located about 70 miles south of Fort Worth.

Family and friends will gather at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption at 11 a.m. Monday for the service. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in West.

Twelve emergency responders were killed in the fiery explosion that killed three others and injured about 200. Services are planned later this week for several other victims.

A memorial for those who died in last week's explosion was held April 25 in Waco and was attended by President Barack Obama and the first lady, as well as other state officials.


West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
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