The explosion at the fertilizer plant sent flames leaping into the night sky in west Texas, just 19 miles north of Waco.
There are reports of numerous deaths and injuries.
Dozens emergency crews respond to the blast. roads leading to the fire were jammed with emergency vehicles. Ten buildings were reported to be on fire---including a school across the
street from the plant.
Officials set up a triage center on the football field at a high school to treat the injured until they could be transported to areas hospitals, but the concern about possible chemicals forced officials to evacuate the area.
The explosion could be heard and felt for miles. and knocked out power to many.
The plant explosion comes just 2 days before the 20th anniversary of the fire that ended a 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound at Waco on April 19, 1993.
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