30 years ago today an explosion killed 6 Kansas City firefighters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It’s been 30 years since an explosion claimed the lives of six Kansas City firefighters.

Thomas Fry, Gerald Halloran, Luther Hurd, James Kilventon Jr., Robert D. McKarnin and Michael Oldham – were killed in a massive early-morning explosion at a construction site near 71-Highway in southeast Kansas City. The explosions were ruled to be caused by arson at a construction trailer loaded with tens of thousands of pounds of explosives.

The six Kansas City firefighters who were killed.

See video of the memorial built in their memory in the video player above.

FOX4 will air a special report from Dave D'Marko Thursday, Nov. 29 after Thursday Night Football. Join us as we look back on their lives and that tragic day.

Firefighter memorial

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