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ATF: 2013 Fire at Texas Fertilizer Plant Intentionally Set

The Houston Field Division of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) says the fire that caused an explosion that took the lives of 15 people at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in West, Texas, three years ago was intentionally set. …

Industry Pushing Back in Texas Against Fertilizer Plant Safety Requirements

The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy proposed new building requirements ahead of the anniversary of …

State Fire Marshal Pushes Texas Arson Hotline

Texas State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy is urging all fire chiefs, fire marshals and local law enforcement officers to take advantage of the Texas Arson Hotline, which is supported by A Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC). The Texas Arson …

Cause of Texas Fertilizer Fire ‘Undetermined,’ Authorities Say

The cause of the fire that triggered the explosions in a fertilizer plant in Texas last month has been deemed “undetermined,” investigators say. Texas State Fire Marshall Chris Connealy said the scene investigation into what caused the fire in the …