FIRESTONE, Colo. (CBS4) – Nearly a year after an explosion rocked a neighborhood in Firestone, two baseball fields were dedicated to the men who were killed last April.

(credit: CBS)

Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin were killed in the explosion in the spring of 2017.

Mark and Erin Martinez (credit: CBS)

On Saturday, the community dedicated two baseball fields in their honor.

(credit: Jennifer Dulles)

(credit: Jennifer Dulles)

The ceremony was led by the mayor of Firestone, Paul Soren, and Martinez’s wife.

(credit: Jennifer Dulles)

Both Martinez and Irwin played baseball growing up in the area. Martinez served as a volunteer youth softball coach.

The men were killed when Martinez’s home exploded because of severed oil and gas lines.


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