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  • UPDATE: Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

    04/17/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 105 replies
    KWTX Television ^ | April 17, 2013 | none stated
    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.
  • Powerful Explosion Rocks Small Town North of Waco

    04/17/2013 6:51:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 377 replies
    WFAA ^ | Wednesday, April 17, 2013
    A large explosion rocked the town of West, Texas, 19 miles north of Waco, on Wednesday evening. A source tells News 8 that a large swath of the small town with a population of 2,800 has been leveled. According to initial reports, the blast was at the West Fertilizer plant at 1471 Jerry Mashek Drive, about a half-mile east of Interstate 35.
  • Biodiesel plant explosion and fire in New Plymouth (Idaho)

    07/07/2006 12:20:54 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 42 replies · 1,398+ views
    KTVB ^ | 7/7/06 | KTVB
    Biodiesel plant explosion and fire in New Plymouth 01:15 PM MDT on Friday, July 7, 2006 KTVB.COM BOISE -- Idaho State Police say an explosion has rocked a biodiesel plant in New Plymouth and at least one worker may not be accounted for. Robbie Johnson-KTVB Fire broke out at a New Plymouth biodiesel plant today. ISP spokesman Rick Ohnsman tells NewsChannel 7 there are injuries and the plant is fully engulfed in flames. The explosion occurred before noon today. Nearby homes are being evacuated as a precautionary measure. It is not known if the fumes from the fire are toxic....
  • Explosions reported at plastics plant near Victoria, Tx [Formosa Platics plant]

    10/06/2005 2:57:13 PM PDT · by deport · 8 replies · 952+ views
    Explosions reported at plastics plant near Victoria 04:34 PM CDT on Thursday, October 6, 2005 From 11 News Staff Reports & Associated Press There are reports of multiple explosions at the Formosa Plastics plant in Point Comfort, Texas. The heavy black smoke could be seen from miles away. A shelter-in-place has been issued for residents of Point Comfort and parts of nearby Port Lavaca. A city employee says an elementary school had been evacuated. There's no word on whether anyone was injured. Two ambulances have been called to the plant. "You could see the flames for some miles away...