West Plant Explosion

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ATF Accused Of Blocking Investigation Of West Explosion

The ATF is under fire. It’s among the lead agencies investigating the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company plant that killed 15 people last month.
Agents from another organization looking into the blast accuse the ATF of interfering and delaying their investigation.

CBS 11–05/22/2013

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Agency Studying West Fertilizer Plant Fire & Explosions To Prevent Similar Occurance

It was one month ago when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded, killing 15 people and injuring 200 others.

05/17/2013

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West One Month Later, Cause Of Blast Still Undetermined

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.

05/16/2013

The West Fertilizer Company, shown from the air, lies in ruins on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Getty Images)

Authorities: Crime Not Ruled Out In West Explosion

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.”

05/16/2013

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former West Paramedic

A federal grand jury has indicted Bryce Reed, a former West paramedic, for possessing an unregistered firearm including components to make a pipe bomb.

05/14/2013

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Willie Nelson Raises $125K For West & Abbott Volunteer Firefighters

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.

05/13/2013

West Plant Explosion (credit: Getty Images)

Cleanup Day Saturday, More Recovery In West

Some repair experts have been helping residents of a Central Texas town devastated by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion rebuild.

05/09/2013

Berwyn Fire Company Engine 2-1 leaves headed to Texas. (credit: Berwyn Fire Company)

West Volunteer Fire Department Gets Fire Engine Donation

There’s good news for firefighters working in West. The list of donations to the Texas town now includes a fire truck.

CBSDFW.COM–05/08/2013

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Cash Donations Coming In For West Residents

At the Czech Stop Bakery in West, a white bucket on the counter is as hot as the kolaches coming out of the oven.

CBS 11–04/30/2013

West, Texas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service (53)

West Residents Closest To Blast Return Home For A Short Time

For the first time since a fertilizer plant explosion ten days ago, the neighbors closest to it got to go home today—but only for a little while. Their homes in what’s called zone-3 are still just too unsafe. People and trailers could be seen leaving the outbound check point for zone-3 in droves. They had to leave by 7pm Saturday because the homes inside not safe to be inside, and there’s a curfew.

04/27/2013

Vehicles pass a sign in West, Texas, on April 20, 2013, three days after the April 17 fertilizer 
plant blast which killed and injured residents. (credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Residents Find Many Homes In West Beyond Repair

A town hall meeting was held in West over the weekend and another is scheduled for Tuesday evening, at 6 p.m. The meetings are meant to keep residents informed about the ongoing repair and rebuilding process

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2013

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West Dentist Using Dental Records to Identify Dead

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.

CBS 11–04/19/2013

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