Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 1, 2013

Investigators aim to end West blast probe May 10

Associated Press

AUSTIN — Texas' assistant state fire marshal says investigators hope to complete their onsite probe into the deadly plant explosion in West by May 10.

Kelly Kistner said Wednesday at a legislative hearing into the blast last month that killed 14 people that investigators believe they will wrap up their probe into the origin and the cause of the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. by May 10.

The Central Texas plant caught fire and blew up on April 17. Kistner says investigators are combing through a 14.9-area and compared the work to an archaeological dig.