West Fertilizer Plant
State officials say an additional $4.8 million in disaster assistance will be provided to the Central Texas community of West as it continues to rebuild from the devastating fertilizer plant explosion last year that killed 15.
This week marks one year since the West Fertilizer Plant explosion. The blast killed 15 people — including father and volunteer firefighter Perry Calvin. His family spoke with CBS 11 News about their unexpected loss.
The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year.
The landscape isn’t the only thing that has changed in West, Texas, since a fertilizer explosion killed 15 people and destroyed more than 200 homes.
The City of West is planning a remembrance program on the one year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.
A federal agency is granting $20 million to a rural Central Texas town to help rebuild two schools destroyed in last year’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion.
An emotional Bryce Reed walked into court surrounded by his family and friends. The former paramedic from West came to hear his punishment after pleading guilty to possessing a pipe bomb, and trying to hide the components.
Organizers say the free food on Thursday included a dining opportunity for some people whose homes were destroyed in the April 17 blast.
West is set hold its first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion tore through the small community.
Four months after a fertilizer plant explosion tore through West, Texas, killing 15 people and damaging buildings for blocks around, the West Trojans opened their football season and recovered a degree of normalcy that’s been missing.
Five facilities in Texas with large quantities of the same fertilizer chemical that fueled the deadly plant explosion in West have turned away state fire marshal inspectors since the blast, investigators said Monday.
A Texas tragedy prompted a gift of caring all the way from Michigan to the Abbot Fire Department, which rushed to assist those affected by the blast in West last April.