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Submission + - Explosion rips through Texas plant (cnn.com) 1

zippo01 writes: An explosion ripped through a fertilizer plant Wednesday night in the area of West, Texas, sending a massive fireball into the sky and causing dozens of injuries, officials said.
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Explosion rips through Texas plant

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  • The devastating effects of a fertilizer heap catching fire have been known for 60+ years (Texas City 1947 etc).

    Firefighters should have known better than a layman like me to steer clear and not attempt putting out this fire. I heard on bbc news that there are about 60 to 70 lives lost and scores of injured. Why people don't learn from the past?

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