Buck Uptmor didn’t have to go to West Fertilizer Co. when the fire started. He wasn’t a firefighter like his brother and cousin, who raced toward the plant. But a ranch of horses next to the flames needed to be moved to safety.
The neighborhood surrounding a Texas fertilizer plant that erupted in a thunderous explosion is gone, and the residents here know they’ve lost more than the buildings that went up in flames.
All of our stations here at CBS Radio are gearing up to help those affected by the blast that shook the city of West, Tex. Wednesday night.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in his state “a truly nightmare scenario.”
Authorities say an explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, has injured several people.
A worker who survived the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon testified Wednesday that a flurry of activity on the drilling rig hindered his ability to monitor BP’s well for signs of trouble before the April 2010 blowout.
A chemical plant fire was reported in La Porte early Monday afternoon.
One person was injured and another individual died following an explosion out at La Porte Saturday morning.
An explosion and fire tore through a Houston-area propane gas plant on Tuesday, injuring seven workers before the blaze was extinguished, a fire official said.