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Flags ordered to half-staff for fallen Sun Prairie firefighter

Posted: 8:26 PM, Jul 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-13 03:09:25Z

Flags will fly at half-staff Saturday in honor of Sun Prairie Firefighter Cory Barr, as ordered by Gov. Scott Walker. 

Barr was killed in a natural gas explosion Tuesday night. He was working off-duty, to help evacuate residents and bystanders from the area after workers from a private contractor company punctured a gas main.

Barr served the Sun Prarie Volunteer Fire Department for more than 15 years. He was a captain.

Both the flag of the United States as well as the flag of Wisconsin will fly at half-staff at all buildings in Wisconsin from sunrise until the ending of the sunset. 

A memorial service for Barr will be held on Saturday.