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major explosion reported at fertilizer plant near Waco, TX

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posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 03:16 AM

Originally posted by TwiTcHomatic

It is going to be a surreal scene when the sun comes up..

I agree.

All anyone can do is Pray.

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 03:49 AM

Originally posted by myartisstrong
reply to post by TerribleTeam2

Here is a shot before the tank blew... looks like it was under tremendous heat. Sorry bout the blurry image, it was a tiny pic to begin with.

Yep. Being that close, the heat coming from the fire would be pretty shocking. Add to that, most tanks like that can be holding whatever substance at a pressure up to several thousand P.S.I., and you can just imagine what happens when one of them goes up, even the smaller tanks.

Was just speaking to my old man about it after he saw it on the news just then, and he told me a few stories from when he was going through fire-fighting training when he was with Caltex. Said he saw one video of an LPG Tanker go up in Missouri, which basically parted the water like Moses did in the old days, it went up with that much force. So you can see why this plant went up with such a large explosion, and why it was felt so far away.

Edit:- basically what I think we saw was a BLEVE - BLEVE
edit on 18-4-2013 by TerribleTeam2 because: Added more info

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:29 AM
I just saw the news on CNN
In the Video who was posted on CNN it looks like something flew into the building.
Look at it a few times

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:39 AM
Nothing much on the local news as of late. It is time for the morning shows to start, so there may be more info in the next hour or 2. The only new stuff Ive seen was when I switched to CNN for a bit. They had a ticker on the bottom of the screen that said 170+ injured, but that again was from a "source"....nothing official yet.

Also, storms have started to hit my area in the past couple minutes. I am a bit north of Dallas, but I am under the assumption the Waco area will be experiencing these as well. (Not sure how these will affect the chemicals in the air from the explosion)

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:41 AM
reply to post by RealyBigSmile

Holy crap, it does O.o. But it is also a lot earlier than I am used to being up so my eyes might not be working so well.

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:45 AM
reply to post by angrymomma

Im making right now some screencaps with Adobe aftereffects from different Videos and post them after here.

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:48 AM
Again, Sgt Swanton from Waco PD is giving another live statement. (4:45am)

Basically....nothing new. They're still doing the same as they did a few hours ago.

He did say casualties may range from 5 to 20, and there's still firefighters missing....but they still really have no idea what's going on
edit on 18-4-2013 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:52 AM

Originally posted by IamAbeliever
reply to post by magma

Fertilizer, when mixed with other chemicals, is extremely explosive. It was used in the Oklahoma City bombing. But to answer your question, it's uncommon to have an explosion at a plant.

Fertilizer is explosive indeed.

Considering the front of the Oklahoma City Murrah building flew OUTWARDS as evidenced in the case, I think this is highly unlikely, unless they got this chemicals inside the building...

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:54 AM
Here are the screencaps from two videos i found

It looks like something flew in to the building from the left!

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:56 AM
Explosions at facilities in Waco and Oklahoma City on the same day in April, nearly the same day that Waco ended in 93 and Murrah explosion in 95? In the works of Gordon in The Dark Knight Rises, as detectives we are not allowed to believe in coincidences anymore.

The Waco fertilizer plant was owned by Monsanto. Seems ripe for foul play.

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 04:57 AM
Fertilizer is nothing to mess around with and is just as destructive as TNT. Farmers store it all on it's own way way out in the fields in a shack. It can explode just on it's own under the right conditions. Like for instance when it gets wet and dries out it creates heat and also gives off gases too and then you have a combustion going on. Once it ignites kaboom adios amigo! The news said this explosion flattened 5 city blocks radius. The guy that filmed it was lucky he was inside the truck for shielding. Had he have been outside the truck he probably would have been killed from the shock blast. Bust up your body like a rag doll.
edit on 18-4-2013 by sean because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:00 AM
reply to post by sean

Here is a great video of the explosion. Scary as hell.
Basically this family is video taping the flames and the fireball explosion happens about midway.

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:10 AM
You think things like this just happen? Somebody somewhere is getting rich off this I promise you.
That is, if it was indeed staged. But hope it is not. Just keep telling my self it was a freak accident right....? That's what you guys and gals are doing right...?

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:17 AM

nearby nursing home collapsed from the blast and that people
were believed to be trapped inside.

edit on 18/4/13 by ToneDeaf because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:24 AM
Just an observation...

The fertilizer plant that exploded near Waco, TX yesterday, made Ammonium Nitrate. The Branch Davidian siege at Waco, TX happened almost 2 years ago to the date. Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma Federal Building as retaliation to the Waco Siege, 18 years ago almost to the day. He used Ammonium Nitrate as the main explosive in his truck bomb. I'm just not too sure what to believe really. All 3 events involved explosions, fire, a large building and innocent people dying. This isn't a re-post, my brain is just drawing too many odd connections.

I just dont know what to believe anymore.

*edit, I didnt someone made a similar observation already above before I posted.
edit on 18-4-2013 by tobiascore because: I didnt see someone had already made this observation in a post above mine

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:29 AM
Update: Texas police say between 5 and 15 people killed and more than 160 injured.

A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in central Texas Wednesday night left more than 160 people wounded and killed an estimated five to 15 people, officials said, likely including firefighters who had been battling the blaze at the factory that triggered the explosion.


edit on 18-4-2013 by iunlimited491 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:29 AM
reply to post by goou111

Did I hear the guy in the video say someone is jumping out the window a second before the blast?

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:56 AM
reply to post by goou111

First of all, why is this plant so close to a residential area?


Are you guys under attack?

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 05:59 AM
LISTEN - after the Boston bombing I postulated it was an attack against the state - Patriots day, etc.

I said then "if that's what this is about, then where else will they strike next - they need to work that out".

Well, in hindsight Waco ended April 19th, and the Oklahoma bombing was April 19th.

If this is 1 person (and assuming the Waco blast was deliberate), then they can't be in 2 places at once, so MAYBE they did Waco today, and are planning Oklahoma tomorrow...

This new explosion might not be connected at all, it might be one of the cosmic jokers big coincidences, BUT in light of recent events do you not think it prudent to increase security in and around Oklahoma, and probably the ATF HQ and associated organisations involved at the Waco siege just in case?
edit on 18-4-2013 by Power_Semi because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 06:07 AM
To think that several major things have taken place on or around April 19th: Waco, OK City Bombing, Columbine (20th).

Kind of makes you wonder if this all isn't a precursor for some huge event tomorrow.

God I hope not. I think the President should make the 19th an 'everyone stay home' day.
edit on 18-4-2013 by Freenrgy2 because: (no reason given)

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