Fertilizer Plant Explosion
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.
Some repair experts have been helping residents of a Central Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion rebuild.
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.
There’s good news for firefighters working in West. The list of donations to the Texas town now includes a fire truck.
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.
Some survivors are already filing lawsuits seeking damages after the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, with a half dozen lawsuits already filed.
A total of 28 state and federal agencies are investigating why the West Fertilizer Company’s plant caught fire and exploded two weeks ago.