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.
Former West paramedic Bryce Reed will plead not guilty to possessing an explosive device and is vehemently denying speculation that he was involved in the explosion there that left 15 dead, his attorney said in a statement.
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.
A Disaster Recovery Center has opened in West, Texas for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the fertilizer plant explosion.
Friends, family and even some strangers gathered Tuesday in West for the funeral mass of Mariano Saldivar. His was the first of many funerals scheduled in the small town for victims of the explosion, which killed 14 people.
The firefighters and first responders who died in the plant explosion in West will be remembered this week at a memorial service on the campus of Baylor University in Waco.
For dentist Larry Sparks, repairing the ceiling at his office caved in by the impact of Wednesday’s explosion was the easy part of his day.
Two days after the fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball, authorities announced Friday that they had recovered 14 bodies, confirming for the first time an exact number of people killed.
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.