The explosion that occurred at the West Texas Fertilizer Co. has resulted in the deaths of 14 people and over 200 injuries. Many of the 14 deaths were first responders.  Among those dead were six volunteer firefighters and four emergency medical personnel. Two brothers of the West Volunteer Fire Department were killed in the blast.  A member of the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department and of the West EMS also lost his life.
A memorial service will be held at Baylor University this morning in their honor.

More than 200 people have been severely injured due to the explosion.  Injuries include severe burn injuries, deep lacerations, broken bones, and head trauma.

Misty Lambert was one of those severely injured by the explosion. Lambert was inside of the apartment complex located near the explosion.  She suffered severe burns and lacerations to her body.  Lambert underwent 20 hours of surgery to treat her wounds at the North Tower of Scott and White Memorial Hospital of Temple, Texas. Lambert says that she has “about a thousand staples and sutures inside” of her and that “it’s going to be a long road” to her recovery.

Investigators have reported that they are still trying to identify the precise cause of the West Fertilizer plant explosion.  Monday, investigators mapped off a cratered area that was left behind from the blast.

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