West Plant 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.
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.”
A federal grand jury has indicted Bryce Reed, a former West paramedic, for possessing an unregistered firearm including components to make a pipe bomb.
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.
There’s good news for firefighters working in West. The list of donations to the Texas town now includes a fire truck.
At the Czech Stop Bakery in West, a white bucket on the counter is as hot as the kolaches coming out of the oven.
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.
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
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.