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West Firefighters Warned
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri May 16, 2014 03:44 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A Texas Fire Marshal report released late May 15 about last year's fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, has concluded rural firefighters were doing what they were trained to do, but were not trained to handle a fire of the magnitude that led to the ignition of ammonium nitrate.

Ahead of the report being made public, state officials met with families of the 15 firefighters and other emergency personnel who perished.

"The final analysis of this incident does not suggest the firefighters who lost their lives, or any surviving members of the West VFD, failed to perform ...

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