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Yet we are joined now with Todd -- is from Fox News radio at Todd what are you hearing what's the latest.
Elizabeth good morning and it's a very bad situation in west Texas this is a small community about 3000 people.
A located just north of -- between you know Waco and Dallas.
I had a chance to speak with -- dispatcher from the local sheriff's department -- Rasheed Charles -- that there were in fact two explosions at.
At this fertilizer plant.
Firefighters had been out there earlier in the tape dealing with a fire.
They came back later in the evening at -- when did you first explosion occurred.
Now a dispatcher tells me that as being what -- or block radius of this of this fertilizer plant.
Was pretty much although white black talk about.
-- we understand people -- high schools sustained major damage.
Also mentioned -- apartment complex and a nursing home.
We understand those buildings were damaged but we don't know how significant -- As far as control spiritual major hospitals.
Can't -- but.
Such a -- injury step at -- -- that it received at the one hospital.
I had a chance to speak at TC EO of each other hospital Providence hospital.
-- as rock -- -- bigger force at least 24 patients.
They were expecting eight billion float more and said that they were there were inched upwards of forty more patience on top of bad.
There that there are experiencing -- -- operations there have been some head trauma.
We understand that some burned victims had been airlifted to hospitals in Dallas.
What was the particular idea that you're they act at this other page charge in the parking lot of the hospital and they're a major hospital -- -- 200 -- On a virtual world and there happened to bring our people and the hurt people that's the kind of -- that's the kind of let damage and -- we're talking about.
Now he sits at a smaller community around 3000 people and we're hearing like you said well over a hundred people could have potentially been injured.
But coming a little about the surrounding area east citadel must -- it looked I know one authorities that looked like a war zone but.
Are we hearing any more indications about what happened for that nursing home for example or any of those folks possibly evacuated before -- and or any injuries to people and those surrounding areas.
No not at all and -- that did the people in the area knew that there had been a fire.
And we understand that when the explosion occurred the concussion was so great.
But that there was damage to miles away.
-- the actual blast location.
And I have a number of people on our FaceBook and nature of -- -- 152030.
-- Al and they were telling me they could feel the blast -- their windows grapple like it was an earthquake.
It was a powerful powerful explosion.
Now the big concern is -- first responders they were firefighters were battling this fire.
When BP explosion occurred and we just don't know of the status of those -- of those firefighters -- those first responders.
Now I know this is early and this may -- a question that none of us can answer but.
Any indication of how this could have happened and you let -- look at this fire it's still burning adding that these aren't.
-- live pictures but it was still burning hours afterwards really give any indication that we're talking about some pretty heavy chemicals realizing that as a fertilizer plant but.
Do we have any indication of how this happened I mean aside from the fire any reaction that could've occurred.
Well look look you know that -- it's -- pretty combustible thank you very dangerous and we we don't know how this started other than the information the dispatcher gave us there have been some sort of the small -- At the plant earlier in the day I'd been monitoring.
Would be dispatch emergency dispatch transmissions.
And it was it was chilling so listen to -- firefighters.
And you're -- so important people so to bring as much help this possible.
At one point they had run out of water and there were trying to get to the local swimming pool to pump water out of the -- -- they -- by the buyers.
The reach a lot of fighters are spreading.
Used to saw a few moments ago we had an aerial shot of the high school where they -- sort of the arch.
Well there was fear that there was going to get up urged lotion that the fire was spreading and so they've really got back to -- -- -- -- So but what will be solved all seeking -- football.
It wasn't because -- intro was gone they were trying -- Picture -- -- what the fire is spreading.
The is there a lot of spirit entity and it's really no way they can stop those spotters and right now I -- -- could oust oust.
And there's really not much anyone could do.
A lot of folks at home will look in look and -- shaken their heads resource is what do you.
First responders and emergency officials need now are people donating blood are there more first responders from all over the state still heading to the scene.
Well my big -- -- -- the scanner traffic at one point they had sold many people there helping that there are telling people to hold back.
So I'm not sure what they're you know how things are now I think the big issue is trying to find.
A place where people this day.
People that lost their homes -- perhaps had to be evacuated from that nursing home.
We do know that a good number of people were evacuated safely out of the nursing home.
That -- the other issue is really -- people with their loved ones so we understand many people in the community again are injured.
And they just don't know where they're -- -- All right well tots aren't threats -- -- -- Fox News radio thank you so much for joining us you brought us a lot of very.
Very new and updated information and we appreciated thank you very much.
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