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Boil Water Notice Lifted In West

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WEST (AP) - A boil water order has been lifted for a Texas town recovering from a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people and damaged dozens of buildings.

Water service was restored Wednesday in West — two weeks after the fiery blast. Authorities are trying to determine what caused the accident that left about 200 people hurt.

Red Cross officials say an assistance center that was scheduled to remain open through the weekend in West will now close on Friday. The Red Cross says nurses and counselors have made more than 1,200 health contacts and 1,500 mental health contacts with area residents since the April 17 blast.

President Barack Obama has approved expanded federal disaster relief for West, located about 70 miles south of Fort Worth.

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