CAUGHT ON VIDEO: The blast was caught on camera. Take a look at this video. The explosion happens at about 30 seconds in!
REPORT FROM THE SCENE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIXzWB1MSs4
NEW PICTURES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byV4P6g9GjE
WACO, Texas — Local media in Waco, Texas are reporting an explosion at a fertilizer plant with injuries.
Several buildings are reported destroyed. KWTX reports a nursing home was damaged after the explosion in the city of West which is just north of Waco.
Local scanner traffic reports multiple structures on fire with many people trapped. A local school football field is being setup as a staging area at 900 North Reagan. Emergency units are also being asked to gather and Haven and Reagan.
According to scanner traffic, authorities are trying to block drivers from going into town.
It is not clear yet how many people are injured. Evacuations are underway.
Residents 65 miles away reported hearing the blast.
LISTEN LIVE TO POLICE SCANNER: http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2677/web
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