Investigators Blame Ammonium Nitrate in Massive West, Texas explosion
GAINESVILLE - Officials have determined that ammonium nitrate stored at a Texas fertilizer plant is what exploded last month and killing 14 people and injuring hundreds.
But the State Fire Marshal's Office says it's still undetermined what set off the ammonium nitrate.
As a 90 foot wide crater now sits where the chemical was stored, the findings as to what caused the blast on the outskirts of the small town of West, Texas, will be delayed.
Meanwhile, federal emergency officials have begun offering shelter for the residents whose homes were destroyed or severely damaged.
About 70 homes were damaged or destroyed.
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