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Update: KTVT is reporting at least at least 60 people have been killed in the accident and 100 patents were taken to Hospitals in Temple and Waco.
The owner of the plant tells KTVT says a fire started at the facility late Wednesday night and spread which may have sparked the explosion.
The owner believes there were no crews on duty when the accident happened.
(AP) _ Authorities say an explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas, has injured several people.
A dispatcher with the West, Texas, Fire Department says the explosion happened Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant in the community north of Waco. She says any casualties would be taken to hospitals in Waco.
Gayle Scarbrough, a spokeswoman for the Department of Public Safety in Waco, told television station KWTX that DPS troopers have been transporting the injured to hospitals in their patrol cars. She says six helicopters were also en route.
KWTX reports that the explosion at West Fertilizer was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic call from the scene.