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West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast
West, Texas, to mark anniversary of deadly fertilizer plant blast

A year after a massive explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killed 15, including 12 volunteer firefighters, the city is still trying to come to grips with the disaster that has left a deep imprint on the rural town. “I miss ‘em,” Mayor Tommy Muska told reporters this week as the city geared up for the anniversary. The town will have a moment of silence at 7:51 p.m. on Thursday, the exact time the blast leveled the West Fertilizer Co., destroyed 120 homes and damaged about 200 others. “I know their families miss ‘em,” he said of the fallen firefighters. Newly released video shows there was a brilliant flash of light followed by...

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