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Tornado tears through homes on Texas’ ‘Firefighter Row’

Dozens of off-duty Frisco firefighters have been working to take care of each other and neighbors after the EF-3 tornado hit their neighborhood

By Bill Carey

COLLIN COUNTY, Texas — For years, Prairie Meadow Lane in Collin County near Celina has been informally called “Firefighter Row” because four Frisco firefighters live there.

After an EF-3 tornado damaged four Frisco firefighter homes, the name took on new meaning as dozens of off-duty firefighters came to help, CBS Texas reported.

Frisco Firefighter Bo Cross, one of the firefighters whose home was damaged by the tornado, expressed his deep gratitude.

“Those are my family, just like you see here,” Cross said. “I’m their family and here to help.”

Several homes on Prairie Meadow Lane were destroyed, with some completely flattened, FOX 4 KDFW reported. Despite the damage to his own home, Cross immediately went to help others.

“Lieutenant Moore and Captain Ward were in this rubble of this house pulling people out,” Cross said. “People from across the street were calling my wife saying their parents were in the back trapped.”

The Frisco Fire Fighters Association is now raising money on its social media sites for the four firefighters and their families on “Firefighter Row.”