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First Look Inside West Blast Zone

More West residents returned to their homes Sunday night as officials opened additional sections of the neighborhood for the first time since the explosion.

CBS 11–04/21/2013

A view of the devastation resulting from the April 17 fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas, is seen from a distance through a field of corn on April 20 2013.  (credit; Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Fires Erupt At West Blast Site

Officials are telling residents displaced by the massive fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West that tanks on site are leaking gas and causing small fires.

04/20/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Safety Rules Limited For Small Fertilizer Plants

There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West that exploded and killed at least 14 people. This is not unusual.

04/20/2013

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Week Of Chaos, Horror & Hope Across America

Moment after nail-biting moment, the events shoved us through a week that felt like an unremitting series of tragedies: Deadly bombs. Poison letters. A a colossal explosion. A violent manhunt.

04/20/2013

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Emergency Workers In West Shift To Recovery

Finally with a firm body count, the Central Texas town torn and bruised by a crater-making fertilizer plant explosion shifted toward recovery.

04/20/2013

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West Blast Damage May Be More Extensive Than Thought

Most explosion rescue and emergency activity in the Town of West has centered on a five-block radius around the plant. But CBS 11 discovered there is significant damage that officials may not have seen yet.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

Residents attend a candlelight vigil and prayer honoring the victims of West Fertilizer Company explosion at St. Mary's Assumption Catholic Church April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Town Of West Gathers To Pray After Plant Blast

Worshipers came by the hundreds to pray at a non-denominational church service honoring the victims of a McLennan County fertilizer plant blast.

04/18/2013

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Grateful Father Reflects On Blast That Injured Son

One day after a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of West, some Texans are realizing how they skirted the line between life and death. One man broke down while talking to a CBS 11 News crew.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

West business damage (credit: CBS 11 News)

Plant Explosion Breaks Windows, But Opens Doors

The blast from the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant Wednesday night caused damage to property in town and far away. Standing in almost any spot, broken windows can be seen for miles around.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

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From Minor To Critical – Doc Talks Plant Explosion Injuries

After the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in West, first responders took the majority of those injured to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

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DFR Firefighter Killed In West Plant Explosion

Officials have just confirmed that a North Texas firefighter was killed in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

Smoke rises in the distance about half a mile from the West Fertilizer Company on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fertilizer Plant Cited For 2006 Permit Violation

The Texas fertilizer plant where an explosion injured more than 100 people and killed an unknown number of others was cited for failing to obtain or to qualify for a permit in 2006.

04/18/2013

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