April 17, 2019 marks the six-year anniversary of the deadly explosion at a the West Fertilizer Plant.
The blast devastated the small town and killed 15 people – including volunteer first responders. It was compared it to a nuclear bomb going off.
200 people in the area were hurt after 30 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded. Hundreds of homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed – including three of the town’s schools.
Investigators determined someone started the fire on purpose. No arrests have been made.
A memorial to those who died was dedicated in West last Saturday.