Heartbreaking: Two missing firefighters found dead following West, Texas, explosion


Several firefighters were still missing earlier this morning when one of their colleagues was discovered alive after last night’s terrible explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant.

Praying for Buck Uptmor. Hoping he’s found

— Sophie Grace Pavlas (@sophiegrace914) April 18, 2013

Brent Bridges, 18, says his father Morris is a West firefighter and left home last night to fight the plant fire. Still missing.

— Alex Branch (@albranch1) April 18, 2013

MISSING: Sister says this is Morris Bridges, father of 3. His car is still at firehouse – @rayvilleda#WestExplosion twitter.com/RayVilleda/sta…

— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) April 18, 2013

Sadly, these two men, Buck Uptmor and Morris Bridges, have since been confirmed dead.

Confirmed death: #West #Fire Dept member Buck Uptmor. Last alarm 4-17-2013.

— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) April 18, 2013

West FF Morris Bridges confirmed dead. twitter.com/LynnKawano/sta…

— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) April 18, 2013

Absolutely heartbreaking.

RIP Buck Uptmor. you will always be remembered and loved.

— tanner. uptmor. (@tanner__05) April 18, 2013

RIP Buck Uptmor. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

— danielle kazda (@dani_crayy) April 18, 2013

RIP Buck Uptmor West FD YELLOWROSE fb.me/GYUzGEmh

— Ashton Christie (@BAStoneking) April 18, 2013

Idk if anyone knows who Buck Uptmor is… But if you’re from West… You’ll know how awesome of a guy he was. #RIP

— Gage Allen (@Gage_Allen) April 18, 2013


URGENT PRAYER… URGENT PRAYER… URGENT PRAYER…Please pray. My friend and former church mate Morris Bridges… fb.me/2uK5rBWJ5

— Don Carr (@doncarrdec) April 18, 2013

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God rest their brave souls. Our thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones.


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