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After a fire.
Twenty -- 24 minutes later this fertilizer plant blew up right near Waco the horrifying moment caught on cell phone video.
-- -- So the fire actually -- at 6 o'clock local time the explosion short time later he thought he was taking video of a fire.
And -- -- a video of an explosion leveling dozens of homes dozens of businesses all within eight to ten block radius that you naturally.
Here's what we do know so far police -- five.
To fifteen people may be dead.
Three to five volunteer firefighters missing and more than 160 others.
Hurt some of them being treated in a triage center at a football field short a short while away right so.
Also the Dallas morning news at this point is confirming that at least two emergency personnel were killed.
Keep in -- in west Texas the fire department there is all volunteer.
And so when the word came out.
Last night -- there's a fire over at the fertilizer plant.
Bunch of volunteers drove over they'd they'd realize wait a minute this is bigger than we thought this could -- be perilous and so the first thing they did was.
In addition to trying to put out the fire which was growing he started to evacuate.
Currently and this is this is important it is being referred to as a crime scene but.
They don't suspect any foul play we heard earlier from a sergeant.
In the Waco police department he said he expects it just simply to be an accident at a fertilizer plant but at this point the idea is to preserve.
All the evidence so they can figure out what.
Went wrong last night in west Texas let's take a look at the map because this really shows you the reverberations.
Mean they don't have it started there is so they have the plant in the center and 500 feet out and you can -- that nursing home front is referring to a few months ago our entire wing apparently flattened -- middle school right there luckily.
Nobody probably at the school during this time -- high school nearby.
And then 2500 feet -- away from the plant is where I 35 is which is a major thoroughfare that goes -- -- -- from Dallas down to Austin.
Texas and that's where our own Casey Stegall.
Has been reporting from through much of the night and he's with us again doing a fantastic job.
Bring us up to speed on what exactly has happened good morning again as.
Hey good morning to you guys thanks for that you know it has been one.
Chaotic night you can imagine as officials here are still at this hour many hours later after this all happened.
-- with what they are characterizing as they search and rescue mission.
As we speak they are going door to door to all of the houses that are close to that fertilizer plant.
And they are searching those residences to make sure that no one is trapped inside and if there is people inside they have to get medical attention.
You know in the first halls of this came in there were so.
Many people that had to be transported to the hospital we had reports that there were not enough ambulances so.
You had police officers and troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety that we were literally loading.
People -- In their squad cars and driving them to area hospitals because the system was just so incredibly inundated -- --
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