When they saw 30-foot (9-meter) flames licking the sky inside a massive fertilizer plant, firefighters in the tiny Texas town of West rushed to evacuate nearby buildings and raced to spray water on tanks of chemicals, hoping to prevent a catastrophe.
Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident.
A tiny Texas town shaken by tragedy took a major step toward normalcy Monday as hundreds of students went back to school days after a fertilizer plant explosion levelled homes and killed at least 14 people.
After the massive fire and deadly explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant north of Waco, Texas, CTVNews.ca takes a closer look at the common chemical anhydrous ammonia, to explain what it is and the risks it poses.
A devastating explosion ripped through a West, TX fertilizer plant Wednesday, destroying not just the facility but damaging nearby buildings and residences. The impact of the blast can be seen in this interactive map.
First responders “literally lost their lives helping others” after an explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, the state’s Attorney General Greg Abbott said Thursday. As many as 15 people were killed and more than 160 injured Wednesday night at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in West, Texas.