Skip to comments.UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
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.
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Joining in with prayers up. Very bad indeed.
UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion
Just heard over scanner there will be 9 air rescue landing at West High School.
First the incident in Beaumont, then this. What’s going on in Texas? Oil patch people need to be on the alert.
Wow, Gods speed to Waco
Had not heard about the incident in Beaumont.
Looks like anhydrous ammonia trailers by the fire. Very dangerous.
High winds contributing to problem.
We are just two days away from the Waco Branch Davidian Compound and Oklahoma City bombing anniversaries....fertilizer bomb, remember?
Omg!! Prayers for my fellow Texans!!
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
Watching on TV now. Looks really bad!! God..help those people!!
Prayers UP for everyone in Waco, Texas..please be OK
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.
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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.