WEST, Texas (AP) — 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.
Officials say 12 emergency responders were killed in the fiery explosion also blamed for two additional deaths. Services are planned later this week for several other victims.