Fertilizer plants are essentially low-grade munitions factories. Bit like a firecracker store ticking off.
Hmmm, fertilizer, nothing explosive about that. Seriously though, prayers to the injured and their families.
Numerous injuries were reported and multiple ambulances were requested.
Several buildings were reported destroyed and a nearby nursing home was damaged.
There were reports that people were trapped in the nursing home and in an apartment building.
Scanner traffic indicated that some residents of both the nursing home and apartment building were severely injured.
A triage area was established at the intersection of Haven and North Reagan Streets.
A number of buildings were reported to be burning, some in residential areas.
West Middle School was one of the buildings reported to be on fire.
on the anniversary of Waco . Waco: when Bill Clinton burned alive almost 100 Americans in waco. He ordered tanks to be used against Americans who had children with them
Prayers. Hope the folks at the nursing home are ok. Many pics at the link.
Prayers for those affected.
it must be asked, where was janet reno?
I still remember Waco.
McLennan County Police, Fire and EMS live feed here:
Close to 11000 people listening to the McLennan County radio feed.
Willie Nelson’s hometown, I think.
What is it with April?
Just reported that a nursing home has collapsed.
Hilcrest Hospital in Waco told to expect at least one hundred patients.
Pray for these people!
Evacuating command post in Community Center deemed unsafe.
I know this town pretty well, broke down there in 1998, and the result was most unpleasant. It is heavily Czech.
A man was arrested with an IED in Waco three days ago.
Go to google maps for West Texas, look just to the east of mile marker 354 you’ll see a school facility and foot ball field. Then look north across the street about 500 ft and that is the West Fertilizer Plant. Put Google Maps on Satellite and you’ll see the tanks, etc.
Lots of residential buildings in that area.
Apparently took out a couple of EMS guys as well as a few fireman in the initial blast. Their building is a stone’s throw away.
A street full of houses are totally flattened.
Initial count of fatalities are approximately 60-70 at the moment.
Fox News reporting 60-70 dead
Four firefighters possibly
Homes flattened, middle school on fire
Evacuations in 30 mile radius