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Seeing an extremely powerful force -- we have been reporting people as far as thirty miles away reportedly felt also heard the blast.
Elizabeth -- she's been covering this story for us all night long and she joins us now.
With the latest information that she's been able to get it was best.
-- -- -- -- been following this all night now west Texas it outside of Waco it's about or eighty miles from Dallas but.
Listen if the folks who I spoke with overnight seven -- about twenty miles from west Texas still felt the -- a lot of them.
Hotel managers people living in their homes.
If -- they went down to the street other neighbors felt the blast as well they initially thought it was an earthquake.
But social media help them figure out that the blast was coming from this explosion.
In west Texas many folks in that very small pipe -- community work at west fertilizer.
It's surrounded by businesses apartments even nursing home that homes about a 130 units.
All of which was.
Actively being evacuated when the blast happened around eight DN.
It didn't that level of four block radius in -- town which is now evacuated.
We heard from the first responder describing the scene listen here.
What we heard the explosion so when we hadn't heard -- got in the town.
As we rolled in the town it was a situation where -- -- up at the retirement home because we knew that they were gonna need help.
-- all the windows were blown out doors were gone.
Heather and -- and it's going to be a long time for you really -- the gravity of the situation still search and rescue efforts are going on back to you.
-- Elizabeth -- thank you.
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