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Powerful Explosion Rocks Small Town North of Waco
WFAA ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Posted on 04/17/2013 6:51:57 PM PDT by kristinn

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1 posted on 04/17/2013 6:51:57 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Fertilizer plants are essentially low-grade munitions factories. Bit like a firecracker store ticking off.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 6:53:47 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: kristinn

Hmmm, fertilizer, nothing explosive about that. Seriously though, prayers to the injured and their families.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 6:54:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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From KBTX:

SNIP

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.

SNIP

4 posted on 04/17/2013 6:55:06 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Southack

Based on the pics, the explosion cloud quite literally looks like a 1-5 kiloton tacnuke.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 6:55:11 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: kristinn

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


6 posted on 04/17/2013 6:55:14 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Mary Landrieu voted for the UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: Democrat_media

Branch Davidian compound was 4/19. Today is 4/17.


7 posted on 04/17/2013 6:56:13 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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Waco Tribune sending reporters to scene.
8 posted on 04/17/2013 6:58:37 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Strategerist

5 kiloton tacnuke?! Oh brother.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 6:59:12 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: kristinn
http://www.kvue.com/news/Explosion-at-fertilizer-plant-in-West-203508641.html

Prayers. Hope the folks at the nursing home are ok. Many pics at the link.


10 posted on 04/17/2013 6:59:55 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Strategerist

What pics?


11 posted on 04/17/2013 6:59:55 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Strategerist

What pics?


12 posted on 04/17/2013 6:59:56 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Strategerist

13 posted on 04/17/2013 7:02:23 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

Prayers for those affected.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 7:02:24 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Husker24

http://www.kvue.com/news/Explosion-at-fertilizer-plant-in-West-203508641.html

Try this link for pics.

West is known for the best kolaches!


15 posted on 04/17/2013 7:03:17 PM PDT by bgill
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To: kristinn

Son in Arlington “felt” the explosion. Amazing. Nursing home and apt. complex on fire...


16 posted on 04/17/2013 7:03:18 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: kristinn

Whew - the Czech Stop appears to be okay.


17 posted on 04/17/2013 7:03:32 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Southack
"Looks like". It's not actually one, of course, just a fertilizer plant blowing up after a fire.




18 posted on 04/17/2013 7:04:22 PM PDT by Strategerist
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19 posted on 04/17/2013 7:04:40 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn
That's a picture showing a portion of the famous Czech Stop in West off I-35.
20 posted on 04/17/2013 7:05:41 PM PDT by re_nortex
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To: Jrabbit

Asking for 9 air medivacs


21 posted on 04/17/2013 7:08:35 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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22 posted on 04/17/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: Strategerist

I can imagine! We used to use a fertilizer / fuel mix as the explosive at an open pit mine where I worked. The mid day blast was spectacular.

Prayers for the people affected.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 7:09:25 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: kristinn

thanks kristinn.

Prayers up for all those responders and involved.

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


25 posted on 04/17/2013 7:13:09 PM PDT by amom
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To: bgill

I hope the Czech Stop wasn’t affected, loves me some Kolaches from there.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 7:13:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JimSEA

My biggest fear about working at the refinery; the cat cracker exploding. The blast radius would encompass half of Wood River..


27 posted on 04/17/2013 7:14:24 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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The Czech Stop is fine. See #13.


28 posted on 04/17/2013 7:18:57 PM PDT by bgill
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Of course I am more concerned about the injured, though, but yes, I am glad the Czech Stop is fine. Like to make it back down to WestFest one of these years.


29 posted on 04/17/2013 7:21:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Would that be a Sonic Boom?


30 posted on 04/17/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by married21
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To: cardinal4

Woah, hold it!

The youtube video on the Dallas news site is NOT of the plant fire today in West, Texas. It’s a repost of the famous rocket fuel plant explosion that happened years ago. Don’t believe me? Here’s the link to the original video... look... same camera... same buildings!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_KuGizBjDXo#t=29s

How the heck can a news station IN TEXAS do something this stupid?


31 posted on 04/17/2013 7:26:35 PM PDT by Advil000
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it must be asked, where was janet reno?


32 posted on 04/17/2013 7:26:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Advil000

Yep..I’ve seen that footage on a bunch of documentaries - I think that was in Nevada.

Note that the pics in this thread are all of Waco, I think.


33 posted on 04/17/2013 7:28:49 PM PDT by Strategerist
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Words fail me. It looks like a nuke went off.


34 posted on 04/17/2013 7:30:05 PM PDT by rdl6989
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Anniversary of waco? This is just a coincidence folks :-). North Korea hires Al Qaeda to do Boston (maybe gives them a suitcase nuke) and wants us to think homegrown terrorists did it so they stage ricin attacks from MS and waco explosion on da anniversary. Not a bad strategy. Fasten your seatbelts.


35 posted on 04/17/2013 7:31:49 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Charles Martel

Shame on you.

(I thought the same thing. Apricot and cream cheese kolaches, warmed: heaven.)


36 posted on 04/17/2013 7:33:18 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: kristinn

I still remember Waco.


37 posted on 04/17/2013 7:35:07 PM PDT by District13 (Keep the faith)
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To: Advil000
The youtube video on the Dallas news site is NOT of the plant fire today in West, Texas. It’s a repost of the famous rocket fuel plant explosion that happened years ago.

Nice catch. Thank you.

38 posted on 04/17/2013 7:36:36 PM PDT by amom
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Ft. Worth Star-Telegram:

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The plant is about three miles north of the town popular for kolache bakeries on Interstate 35W.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety in Waco, told television station KWTX that DPS troopers have been transporting the injured to hospitals in their patrol cars. She says six helicopters were also en route.

KWTX reported that the explosion at West Fertilizer was reported at 7:50 p.m. in a frantic call from the scene.

It was unclear an hour later if anyone was killed, but several injured people came to the Czech Stop bakery, said Barbara Schissler, president of the store.

"There have been many injuries," she said by phone. "It's just crazy here. Like a war zone."

SNIP

39 posted on 04/17/2013 7:37:23 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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I know, I know. To be fair, I wouldn't have commented if the photo hadn't been taken in the Czech Stop parking lot. My family would be inconsolable if that place closed.

Prayers up for the injured and for the emergency responders, as usual.

40 posted on 04/17/2013 7:37:50 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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Looks like they just pulled the video...

Think they got some hate mail? :)


41 posted on 04/17/2013 7:38:03 PM PDT by Advil000
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I think it’s a likely guess that many more people were killed in this than in Boston. Media won’t really jump on it until they get an exciting body count. That may take a while because I suspect many of those killed are now a red mist.

Interesting to see if the media or country cares. I doubt there will be any national conversation about hazardous industrial sites in residential areas (though I suspect if you total all the people killed in this country in industrial explosions it exceeds those killed in terrorist explosions by a ratio of 100:1 or 1000:1).


42 posted on 04/17/2013 7:40:12 PM PDT by Strategerist
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McLennan County Police, Fire and EMS live feed here:

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/2663


43 posted on 04/17/2013 7:42:42 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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Think they got some hate mail? :)

Think they got SOMETHING! I can't imagine why they would pull stock footage for an incident this serious.

44 posted on 04/17/2013 7:43:08 PM PDT by amom
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Close to 11000 people listening to the McLennan County radio feed.


45 posted on 04/17/2013 7:43:49 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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Close to 11000 people listening to the McLennan County radio feed.

And 547 in the chat. Been a very busy two days.

46 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:08 PM PDT by amom
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To: FortWorthPatriot

The other tank on fire?


47 posted on 04/17/2013 7:48:47 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: ArmstedFragg

The other hydrous oxide tank on fire....


48 posted on 04/17/2013 7:50:38 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: kristinn

Willie Nelson’s hometown, I think.


49 posted on 04/17/2013 7:51:09 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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What is it with April?


50 posted on 04/17/2013 7:53:08 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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