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Lee Williams hosts Silent Night game tonight in Kingman

The Silent Night basketball game at Lee Williams High School in Kingman will honor the 11 Kingman firefighters who died when this railroad car containing propane caught fire and exploded on July 5, 1973. (Miner file photo)

The Silent Night basketball game at Lee Williams High School in Kingman will honor the 11 Kingman firefighters who died when this railroad car containing propane caught fire and exploded on July 5, 1973. (Miner file photo)

KINGMAN – Lee Williams High School will host the Silent Night basketball game, honoring the 11 Kingman firefighters who died in the 1973 Doxol explosion, at tonight’s Tuesday, Feb. 11 matchup against Mingus.

The crowd will remain silent until Lee Williams scores 11 points. A fire began July 5, 1973 as propane was being unloaded from a railroad car into storage tanks housed by Doxol Gas Western Energy Company’s bulk plant. The subsequent explosion resulted in the deaths of 13 people, 11 of whom were volunteer firefighters.

Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at the door. Those donations will benefit area food banks and the student body’s food bank.

The game begins at 7 p.m. at Lee Williams High School, 400 Grandview Ave.

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