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A railroad boxcar filled with ammonium nitrate lays on its side near to the remains of the fertilizer plant that exploded yesterday afternoon on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas.  (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Town Grieves For Dead First-Responders

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.

04/19/2013

(Photo Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Official Death Toll Unreleased, But Town Residents Know Names Of Those Lost

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.

04/19/2013

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