At this point I would NOT conclude a bomb. There was one hell of an explosion though during a fire at a fertilizer plant.
Heat, does some weird and amazing stuff to some chemicals. I couldn’t tell you how many ‘safety videos’ I’ve seen reiterating how low explosive stuff can become quite volitile in heat or barrels left even left sitting in the sunshine start having a reaction in the barrel and cannot be contained or stopped. Or can only be stopped by cooling the containers...but it doesn’t always work. They then explode with amazing force.
So given there are a lot of chemical components and heat(fire), I’m not willing to jump to the conclusion of a bomb. I am much more likely to conclude some chemicals staged or stored improperly.
Which then means there is a ton of OSHA and EPA violations at the facility. I’d be more inclined to look to the safety record/ inspection record first, before jumping to the conclusion of a bomb.
I agree. While anything’s possible, it seemed like a fairly general comment on the 911 call. Seems like the fire just ignited the plant, but we’ll see. Way too early at this point to conclude anything.