Deadly West Texas Attack Remains Unsolved After Nearly 7 Years

On April 17, 2013, at 7:29 p.m., a fire was reported at the West Fertilizer facility in West, Texas. 22 minutes later, 60 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded, causing 15 deaths, injuring 300 people. Of the town’s 700 homes, about 350 were affected by the explosion, including 193 that were destroyed or severely damaged. The explosion produced ground motion equivalent to that of a…