When the call came on Wednesday evening about a blaze at the local fertilizer plant, volunteer firefighter Morris Bridges picked up his 2-year-old son, Jaimeson, said "Daddy loves you," and kissed him goodbye.
Bridges, 41, a father of three, has not been seen since. His family have not definitively been told that he is dead but they believe he has died.
He is among five local volunteer firefighters presumed dead in the explosion ignited by the fire at the plant in West, Texas. The dedication he showed to his community that night was typical of him, the family said.