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Texas fertilizer plant explodes

Updated 9:45 PM ET, Wed April 16, 2014
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Forensic mappers work the crater at the site of a fire and explosion in West, Texas, on April 24, 2013. The West Fertilizer Co. plant in the small Texas town exploded days earlier on April 17, killing 15 people. Reuters /Landov
Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives search the bank of rail tracks for evidence at the site of the explosion. Reuters /Landov
Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building, in foreground, and a nursing home on April 18, 2013. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The remains of an apartment complex lie on cars. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images
A deer head mount sits inside a car parked next to an apartment complex damaged in the explosion. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images
A Valley Mills Fire Department firefighter walks through the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images
Smoke rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images
A railroad boxcar lies on its side near the plant. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images
A Texas State Trooper stops people from entering a neighborhood near the plant. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
A chimney is the only part of a home left standing after the explosion. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Brandon Smith removes broken glass from the West Thrift Shop. MIKE STONE/REUTERS/LANDOV
Search and rescue workers comb through what remains of a 50-unit apartment building. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The West Fertilizer Co. lies in ruins. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
A sheriff's deputy comforts a woman at a command post. Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Remains of the fertilizer plant burn in the early morning after the explosion. Mike Stone/ Reuters
Water is sprayed on the remains of the plant. Mike Stone/Reuters
With smoke rising in the distance, a law enforcement officer runs a checkpoint at the perimeter about half a mile from the plant. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Waco Police spokesman William Swanton speaks to reporters about the explosion. Mike Stone/Reuters
Glass from blown-out windows lies shattered on the sidewalk and street after the blast. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Shattered glass covers items in front of a thrift store. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images