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    Posted: 18 April 2013 at 4:19pm
So apparently my grandmother was on the phone with a friend in West and they were talking about the fire when all of a sudden the windows got blown out and the door hinges went loose. Also, two houses of my mother's cousins got destroyed and luckily no one was home at the time.

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I heard this one was anhydrous ammonia.  Stilly very nasty stuff. 
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Heard the confirmed dead is now at 15 with hundreds injured. Fire had been raging for some time with firefighters on site fighting the blaze. Reminds me a lot of the fire out in NV at the rocket fuel plant that went up like a low-yield atomic weapon.

You'd think that TX would be familiar with what happens when fertilizer catches on fire after the '77 Texas City explosion. If Amonium Nitrate is on fire, clear out and set a perimeter and let it do it's thing.
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Holy crap balls. 
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I don't but my buddy was driving to my house when it blew and he was about 10 miles from it. Said it was quite loud.
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Know anyone that worked at the plant Strato?
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I lived about 10 miles from that place. Shook the walls even where I'm at now about 50 miles away.

Pretty sure it was accidental theres video of the fire that caused it.
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Holy cow...
My grandmother owns a plot of land in West, Texas.

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I hope this was accidental.
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Estimated 60-70 dead so far.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/texas-explosion/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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Edited by Rofl_Mao - 18 April 2013 at 12:02am
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