Summer Concert to Benefit Volunteer Fire Departments

Ethan Miller

A concert this summer featuring country artists including Tracy Lawrence will benefit volunteer fire departments near the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West and other departments in areas hit hard in recent years by wildfires.

The Buckets and Boots Foundation is hosting the concert July 13 in Graford, located about 60 miles west of Fort Worth. The master of ceremonies will be Willie Robertson from the television show "Duck Dynasty."

The concert will benefit volunteer fire departments in Palo Pinto County, where destructive wildfires once again struck last year, and in West, where the explosion in April killed 14 people and injured 200.

Most of the dead were firefighters and paramedics trying to put out the blaze and evacuate people when the explosion occurred.

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