7-12-18 firefighters’ wife calls him the best husband, dad

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — The wife of a Wisconsin firefighter killed in a gas explosion says she couldn’t have asked for a better husband.  Sun Prairie Fire Department Capt. Cory Barr was killed Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled most of a city block, including the tavern Barr owned.   His wife, Abby Barr, released a statement to The Associated Press on Wednesday afternoon saying he had been a firefighter for 15 years and was the “best husband a girl could ask for.”  She says he lived his life by the motto “happy wife, happy life.” The couple was raising a pair of twin girls who just turned 3. She says the girls would run up to him screaming “Daddy’s home!” whenever he walked through the door.