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  •  From Dallas Morning News (13+ / 0-)
    “It was a small fire and then water got sprayed the ammonia nitrate, and it exploded just like the Oklahoma City bomb,” said Jason Shelton, a clerk at the Czech Best Western Hotel in West. “I live about a thousand feet from it and it blew my screen door off and my back windows. There’s houses leveled that were right next to it. We've got people injured and possibly dead.”

    Numerous buildings were reported to be on fire, including West Middle School and a nearby nursing home. A dispatcher calling for multiple ambulances said, “We do have a lot of injured here.”

    Be sure you put your feet in the right place; then stand firm. ~ Abraham Lincoln

    by noweasels on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 08:32:52 PM PDT

    •  YES, noweasels -- just like the OKC bomb -- (1+ / 0-)
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      Ammonium nitrate is the fertilizer you use to make AMFO.

       Oh, this is gonna suck. Hard. I hope there weren't any pipelines or gas mains under that thing.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 09:32:16 PM PDT

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