Thursday, July 19th

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt before Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium.(Photo: Associated Press)

J.J. Watt, a former UW Badger and Wisconsin native, donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe page created for Cory Barr, the fire captain who was killed in an explosion Tuesday evening in Sun Prairie.

The explosion, which injured 15 and killed Barr, occurred on the corner of Main and Bristol streets after a gas main was struck by a contractor, which caused a leak.

Barr had been a member of the Sun Prairie Fire Department for 15 years. He was also a Realtor and owner of The Barr House tavern, which was one of the buildings destroyed in the explosion. He is survived by his wife, Abby Barr, and twin daughters, who, according to Abby Barr, would shout "Daddy's home!" whenever he walked through the door.