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According to a report on my local news (KCBD TV), as a result of the fire -- the cause of which investigators have not yet reported. Fort Worth's newspaperconfirms this.

The finding was expected, and officials had said they were focusing their investigation on the explosive chemical used in many fertilizers, said Rachel Moreno, spokeswoman for the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office. A spot where the ammonium nitrate was stored is now a 90-foot-wide crater, Moreno said Monday.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/...

Cause of the fire that created the ammonium nitrate explosion, however, remains undetermined.

However, the ignition source for the explosive chemical remained undetermined Monday. Findings on the cause of the blast on the outskirts of the small town of West initially had been expected Friday. However, the investigation will take one to two extra weeks to complete, with dozens of investigators combing through plant wreckage and the adjoining wrecked neighborhood, Moreno said.
And in a fashion only Rick Perry could consider compassionate, the state's officials have asked FEMA to provide "emergency transitional housing" for residents of West whose homes -- about 70 houses in all -- were damaged beyond habitability or destroyed. No meals, telephone calls or other expenses will be covered, but the state will pay for (budget-rate) hotel or motel rooms for those affected.

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