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Explosion in West, Texas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NDJournalist, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20130417-breaking-news-explosion-injuries-reported-at-fertilizer-plant-in-west-texas.ece
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    And, no, the photo of the mushroom cloud explosion isn't legit.
     
  3. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I've got nothing to add but that West is a Czech town known for its kolaches, and the next town over is Abbott, Willie Nelson's hometown and site of the semi-recent weed arrest that had the DA asking him to sing in court as part of his plea bargain.
     
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The whole freaking town is on fire. They're using the football field as a triage area.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Explosion was caught on camera ...

    http://www.kwkt.com/news/caught-camera-fertilizer-plant-explosion-near-waco
     
  6. TowelWaver

    TowelWaver Active Member

    Holy crap at that video. Supposedly this is the massive cloud that resulted (assuming the fake one Inky referred to the one with the park bench in the foreground, not this one)...

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  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    An explosion that big will certainly create a mushroom cloud. That said, the one with the Sonic in the foreground looks shopped.
     
  8. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    I really, really, really hope nothing malicious caused this.
     
  9. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    Park bench photo is supposedly from Big Spring, Texas. Definitely not from tonight's explosion in West. The Sonic photo is legit. That Sonic is across the street from an iconic bakery/gas station (yep...I know) that's just off the highway and can be seen to the right in the photo.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Everyone at the football field/triage area is getting the hell out of Dodge. They're worried about a second fertilizer tank at the plant.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Aren't severe thunderstorms forecast for Waco tonight?
     
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They're weaker on the south end, should hit at some point early morning.
     
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