Hundreds of families in Milford still cannot return to their homes on Friday after a pipeline explosion on Thursday forced an evacuation of the entire North Texas city.
Keyshia Smith heard the explosion and watched flames rise just beyond her porch. She says, a sheriff’s deputy arrived. “Banging on the door saying, ‘…The pipeline is under your house. You need to go before your house explodes.’”
Deputies are keeping residents out of the town of Milford. Roadblocks are up at every entrance — on the other side environmental agencies are busy testing air quality. Workers told CBS 11 News crew’s initial tests show the air is not toxic.
Some residents in the North Texas city of Milford are being evacuated after an explosion on Thursday morning.
An explosion inside a candy factory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday left one person dead and at least 40 injured, Mexican authorities said.
The company that operated the West fertilizer plant that exploded and killed 15 people has been cited with 24 serious safety violations and a proposed fine of more than $118,000.
Last January, Rick Trammell watched the Gainesville house he and his family owned for 20 years explode into a ball of flames. Now, the Railroad Commission of Texas sent Atmos Energy, which operated the natural gas line in question, a letter outlining alleged violations.
Six people were injured on Monday morning at Lone Star High School in Frisco after an oxygen pack exploded in the school fieldhouse.
Gov. Rick Perry and hundreds of teary-eyed family members honored police officers, firefighters and first responders killed or hurt in the line of duty with Star of Texas awards.
West ISD has spent the past weeks scrambling to provide classroom space to replace the three schools damaged in April’s chemical plant explosion. And now, a sprawling maze of tan portable buildings surrounds the damaged frame of the old intermediate school.
Students in West return to school on Monday morning under strained conditions, after an explosion rocked the city back in April.
The Texas Rangers have turned up no evidence linking a former paramedic from a small Central Texas town to a fire and explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town.