On Aug. 18, 1959, a gasoline tank exploded on Southwest Boulevard, killing six men, including five firefighters. Flames from the explosion soared 1,600 feet in the air.
On Aug. 18, 1959, a gasoline tank exploded on Southwest Boulevard, killing six men, including five firefighters. Flames from the explosion soared 1,600 feet in the air. File photo
On Aug. 18, 1959, a gasoline tank exploded on Southwest Boulevard, killing six men, including five firefighters. Flames from the explosion soared 1,600 feet in the air. File photo

KC’s fallen firefighters: More than 100 have died in line of duty

October 13, 2015 04:18 PM