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UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
KWTX Television ^ | April 17, 2013 | none stated

Posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

Emergency crews were responding Wednesday night after a report of a major explosion at a burning fertilizer plant in West north of Waco.

West firefighters were dispatched to the plant earlier in the evening after an earlier fire rekindled.

The explosion was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic radio call from the scene of the fire at West Fertilizer at 1471 Jerry Mashek Dr. just off Interstate 35.

Numerous injuries were reported and multiple ambulances were requested.

Several buildings were reported destroyed and a nearby nursing home was damaged.

(Excerpt) Read more at kwtx.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: explosion; fertilizer; fertilizerplant; plant; plantexplosion; waco; west; westfertilizer; westtexas
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Sounds really bad. Prayers up.

Much more detail at link.

1 posted on 04/17/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Joining in with prayers up. Very bad indeed.

UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Explosion-Injuries-Reported-At-West-Fertilizer-Plant-203505331.html

Just heard over scanner there will be 9 air rescue landing at West High School.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 7:10:17 PM PDT by amom
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To: Texas Fossil

First the incident in Beaumont, then this. What’s going on in Texas? Oil patch people need to be on the alert.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 7:13:11 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: amom

Wow, Gods speed to Waco


4 posted on 04/17/2013 7:13:17 PM PDT by pwatson
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To: Texas Fossil
Prayers to my friends and all involved especially the first responders, in Waco tonight
5 posted on 04/17/2013 7:17:08 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Grams A

Had not heard about the incident in Beaumont.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013/04/17/refinery-status-fire-at-exxon-beaumont-refinery-2/print


6 posted on 04/17/2013 7:21:17 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Looks like anhydrous ammonia trailers by the fire. Very dangerous.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 7:24:27 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Texas Fossil

High winds contributing to problem.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 7:25:25 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Texas Fossil

PJ Media report

9 posted on 04/17/2013 7:25:48 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Texas Fossil

We are just two days away from the Waco Branch Davidian Compound and Oklahoma City bombing anniversaries....fertilizer bomb, remember?


10 posted on 04/17/2013 7:26:28 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: smoothsailing

Omg!! Prayers for my fellow Texans!!


11 posted on 04/17/2013 7:27:15 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

Prayers up.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 7:30:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Just a fire, then explosions. Dallas and Ft Wrth FD in route. All homes within a half mile totaled. Homes as far as 3 miles knocked off foundations


13 posted on 04/17/2013 7:34:15 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: rstrahan

Watching on TV now. Looks really bad!! God..help those people!!


14 posted on 04/17/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Praying


15 posted on 04/17/2013 7:43:28 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Texas Fossil

Prayers UP for everyone in Waco, Texas..please be OK


16 posted on 04/17/2013 7:45:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Texas Fossil

Looks like when the SS Grandcamp blew on April 16, 1947 and leveled Texas City. She carried 2300 tons of 28% Ammonium Nitrate fertilizer. OK City bombing used the same fertilizer with a diesel fuel enhancement.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 8:04:08 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: rstrahan; SgtBob

Live video at link...

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Explosion-Rocks-Fertilizer-Plant-During-Fire-203508011.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DFWBrand


18 posted on 04/17/2013 8:04:21 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Texas Fossil

Yikes!


19 posted on 04/17/2013 8:06:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: blueunicorn6

Ammonium nitrate fertilizer storage. They had a fire earlier in the day that was thought contained. It flaired back up and the fire department went back to put it out. Then the explosion.
The explosion rattled the house and shook the ceiling fan. I’m within 14 miles of ground center.
It was a big BOOM.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 8:07:56 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: 9422WMR

The town is West, TX 76691


21 posted on 04/17/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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To: Texas Fossil
From Breitbart page on FB:

Breitbart FB Page


22 posted on 04/17/2013 8:11:58 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 9422WMR

You felt it 14 miles away! Boggles the mind.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 8:12:33 PM PDT by amom
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To: beaversmom

Bad mojo.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 8:12:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: 9422WMR

Another careflight flying north bound just went over.
Most likely headed to Dallas Parkland. Best burn center in central TX.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 8:12:37 PM PDT by 9422WMR
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From Breitbart FB page:

Breitbart - One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened

WEST, TEXAS EXPLOSION: Hundreds of injuries likely from Texas fertilizer plant blast: official

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/18/us-usa-explosion-texas-idUSBRE93H02A20130418

From my friend who lives miles and miles from this location; this was her account—

“The explosion at West shook our house. I thought it was extremely loud thunder, but Weldon said he thought it was an explosion...turned out, he was right. Early reports say a large part of the town was leveled, with multiple major injuries. Prayers for those in West.”

https://soundcloud.com/alertpage-1/west-tx-explosion-initial

More: http://www.news.com.au/world-news/explosion-at-fertiliser-plant-near-waco-texas/story-fndir2ev-1226623333230#ixzz2QmQzM9pf


26 posted on 04/17/2013 8:13:15 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: lightman

Caution: don’t give the Won a false flag excuse.


27 posted on 04/17/2013 8:13:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: penelopesire

It looks really bad.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 8:16:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 9422WMR

Stay safe!.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 8:20:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Just heard they are evacuating the entire town !!


30 posted on 04/17/2013 8:20:15 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 9422WMR

I just heard they are evacuating the town. Check the wind and if you are downwind, pease be ready to go.

Prayers!!


31 posted on 04/17/2013 8:21:55 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 9422WMR

Thanks for keeping us info’d here.


32 posted on 04/17/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT by amom
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To: penelopesire

Heard they are running out of water with 50 fire trucks engaged. Taking water from pools to meet the shortage.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 8:24:45 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: penelopesire

Thank God Waco is not expecting severe weather tonight.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 8:26:41 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Myrddin

Dang ol stock ponds are low too.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 8:28:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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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. Also reduce the scale to 200 ft or so.

Lots of residential buildings in that area.

https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=west+texas&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x864f7566cf0ca5c7:0xfb25f7a61ca24545,West,+TX&gl=us&ei=0WZvUZrvG_K24AO3_oB4&ved=0CKsBELYD


36 posted on 04/17/2013 8:29:29 PM PDT by deport
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To: smoothsailing

I think if I saw that on the horizon, with all of NK’s threats recently, I’d be looking for a fallout shelter!


37 posted on 04/17/2013 8:29:36 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: mylife

My heart is in my stomach. Can only imagine what those poor people are going through. Please don’t let it be terror!


38 posted on 04/17/2013 8:29:38 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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Reporting 60 killed 100 injured.


39 posted on 04/17/2013 8:30:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Myrddin

60 killed so far according to news. Dear God.


40 posted on 04/17/2013 8:30:50 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

It sounds like an accident but time will tell.


41 posted on 04/17/2013 8:32:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Texas Fossil

Watching the coverage on the Dallas TV stations now, and I saw two ETMC ambulances from my city of Tyler, TX on the scene there. Bear in mind Tyler is 130 miles from West, TX. They must be calling in ambulances from all over TX.

Now, they just said on Dallas Channel 4 that the EMS director of West, TX says there may be 60 to 70 people dead. So sorry to say.


42 posted on 04/17/2013 8:33:19 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: Texas Fossil

Just heard from a friend whose wife delivered a baby today at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco (primary major hospital closest to blast site). Their nurse told them it is all hands on deck in the ER, and they’ve been told to anticipate over 100 fatalities.


43 posted on 04/17/2013 8:34:59 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 ("You can either limit growth or limit government. We choose to limit government." Paul Ryan.)
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To: mylife

Yes..something about a fire earlier that flamed back up and then exploded.I am shuddering thinking about Bopal, India. Can you imagine how hard it is to get out of there on i35??

I would be finding me some rabbit trails to leave the area.


44 posted on 04/17/2013 8:35:08 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: mylife

Pardon my language, but holy s***! G-d be with those poor people.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 8:35:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: deport

46 posted on 04/17/2013 8:35:28 PM PDT by deport
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There are photos of an apartment complex TWO MILES from the site of the explosion that was devastated.

Unbelieveable.


47 posted on 04/17/2013 8:36:06 PM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: TexasNative2000

The hospital in West is right near the explosion site. They will be evacuating that too if not already under way.


48 posted on 04/17/2013 8:37:26 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire

I am sure 35 is a nightmare.


49 posted on 04/17/2013 8:37:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

The Nursing Home was virtually leveled.


50 posted on 04/17/2013 8:39:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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