Explosion rocks fertilizer plant near Waco

An explosion has been reported at a fertilizer plant that is on fire in the town of West in McLennan County on Wednesday night.

A fire at the plant in the 300 block of Haven Street was reported shortly after 7 p.m.

Sources tell NBC 5 that the explosion occurred while firefighters were at the plant on a fire call.

First responders are reporting multiple injuries.

Viewers tell NBC 5 that a nearby funeral home and an apartment complext sustained serious damage after the blast.

Interstate 35 is closed in McLennan County because of the fire.

People as far north as south Arlington reported feeling the explosion, with many thinking at first that they felt an earthquake.


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