Look back: Deadly Texas plant blast devastates town

POSTED: 04:54 AM PDT Apr 18, 2013    UPDATED: 05:21 AM PDT Apr 17, 2014 

One year ago, an enormous explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant claimed 15 lives while destroying 120 homes and damaging 200 others across 37 blocks. Take a look back at images of the devastation.

Texas fertilizer plant explosion
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The blast happened about 20 minutes after the first report of a fire at the fertilizer facility. It registered on seismographs as a magnitude-2.1 earthquake and could be felt 50 miles away.

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