One month after a fire triggered a massive blast in West, Texas killing 15 people, officials on Thursday had to declare the cause of the blaze as “undetermined.”
Federal and state officials are poised to announce the findings of their investigation into a deadly West fertilizer plant explosion that killed at least 14 people last month.
At the West Volunteer Fire Department, a day of mixed emotions. As they continue to mourn their seven firefighters killed when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, they take comfort in the generosity of country superstar Willie Nelson.
A man from West has been arrested for possessing a destructive device. Bryce Ashley Reed is set to appear in court on Friday. His brother died during the West explosion.
When the fertilizer plant in West exploded, Texas Task Force One was called in to search the area closest to the plant for survivors. They didn’t find any.
Robert Payne was one of the first responders to rush to fight a fire at a West fertilizer plant last month.
Investigators have now ruled what many have suspected: the ammonium nitrate stored at the West Fertilizer Company’s plant exploded.
For a facility that had the potential to destroy everything around it, law enforcement records show the West Fertilizer Co. was easy for thieves and burglars to access.
More than two weeks since the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, and the Sullivans are still cleaning up.
McLennan County’s emergency management coordinator, Frank Patterson, said the county knew the plant stored 270 tons of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate.
The Waco Foundation has been designated to handle all monetary donations designated for the town and its citizens.
A boil water order has been lifted for the town of West as they continue to recover from a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people and damaged dozens of buildings.
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