FARM LIFE NEWS
West Blast Victims Remembered
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:44 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- At 7:51 p.m. April 17, people in West, Texas, paused in silence.

It was the very moment one year ago that a fire in a wooden storage shed holding 28 to 34 tons of ammonium nitrate at West Fertilizer Co. triggered a loud, violent blast that could be felt even in other Texas cities.

The powerful explosion changed forever the face of the tiny town of 2,800 residents, as 15 people died, mostly firefighters, and hundreds of others were injured at the north end of town.

Thursday, a Baylor University choirfilled the West Fair and Rodeo grounds ...

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