West Fertilizer Co.
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.
For the first time since the West fertilizer plant exploded last April killing 15 people, the EPA is responding to questions posed by Congress.
More than 110 teenagers graduated from West High School, almost two months after a deadly plant explosion destroyed their campus.
It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.
After a nearly one month long investigation involving 29 state and federal agencies and more than 100 people, the state fire marshal and ATF say they have ruled the cause of the fire undetermined.
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.”
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.
The massive clean up in West, Texas seems to have only just begun. Many residents are now preparing for their condemned homes to be destroyed, including Joye Nors, who lived blocks away from the explosion site.
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.
The arrest of Bryce Reed and the announcement of a criminal investigation into the fertilizer plant explosion in West are a couple of stunning changes in the story.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened its Disaster Relief Center Saturday to offer grants and other services to residents and businesses.
The fertilizer plant that exploded last in West last month, killing 14 people, injuring more than 200 others and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to the surrounding area had only $1 million in liability coverage, lawyers said Saturday.