HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. MASSIVE FERTILIZER PLANT EXPLOSION IN WEST, TEXAS. THE TOWN’S MAYOR SAYS, THE DEATH TOLL FROM LAST NIGHT’S BLAST HAS RISEN TO 35. KRON 4’S J-R STONE HAS THE LATEST.>>REPORTER:CONTINUING OUR COVERAGE OF THE EXPLOSION IN TEXAS, THE CITY OF WEST SITS IN A VERY RURAL AREA. AND THE BLAST SHOOK THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. IT WAS JUST A MAJOR MAJOR EXPLOSION! THE BOND PIT PICTURE UP AND DROP TO IT EXPLODED ALL ROUND NEW! THE DAMAGE COULD BE DONE FAR AND WIDE. HOUSES LEFT IN RUINS AND GROOVES AND RIPPED APART IT WAS UTTERLY DESTROYED. AND NOW MUCH OF THE TOWN IS STILL CLOSED OFF A SEARCH AND RESCUE CREWS STILL SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS. WHAT WOULD YOU COMPARE THIS TO? A BOMB NOTHING BUT A BOMB THERE STILL IN THE SEARCH AND RESCUE FACE OF THE PROCESS. PAM NOW BACTRIA KRON 4’S CHARLES CLIFFORD THE AREA. IT WAS ON FIRE IT WAS A REAL HEAVY BLAZE AND THEN ALL THE SUDDEN IT JUST EXPLODED MAYBE 50 FT. MAYBE FARTHER THAN THAT. ALL THE WINDOWS ARE BLOWN MAN A SONIC BOOM I ENDED UP FACE DOWN. YOU WEREN’T THERE YOU DO NOT KNOW YOU DO NOT KNOW WE COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. >>REPORTER: JUST BEFORE 8:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY IN A FIRE BROKE OUT AT A FOR THE PERIOD THE PLANE EXPLODED THE SHOCK WAVE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED NEARBY HOMES THIS IS AN AERIAL VIEW THE HOUSE BURNING LATE INTO THE NIGHT INCLUDING THIS NURSING HOME NEARLY, NEARLY AFTER THE EXPLOSION ATREUS WAS SET UP ABOUT HALF A MILE AWAY FROM THE EXPLOSION ON A FOOTBALL FIELD. >>FINALLY IF WE MOVE BACK TO THE SITE OF THE EXPLOSION THE FERTILIZERS