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.
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Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin were killed in the explosion in the spring of 2017.
On Saturday, the community dedicated two baseball fields in their honor.READ MORE: Westminster Police: Suspect Fires At Officer Following Crash, Dies At Hospital
The ceremony was led by the mayor of Firestone, Paul Soren, and Martinez’s wife.
Both Martinez and Irwin played baseball growing up in the area. Martinez served as a volunteer youth softball coach.MORE NEWS: Elitch Gardens Hosts 'Luminova Holidays' -- First-Ever Holiday Event
The men were killed when Martinez’s home exploded because of severed oil and gas lines.