About one hour ago a massive fire began on Highway 271 and has blocked traffic in North Tyler.
According to KLTV 7, which is streaming the explosion/fire above, Tyler Welders Supply has gone up in flames - 3539 US 271. Smith County and Winona Fire Department are currently on scene as KLTV reports one firefighter is being treated for heat exhaustion...
The deadly fertilizer plant explosion that rocked the small town of West, Texas, on Wednesday night has resulted in many deaths and at least 160 injured. Even though West is a few hours from us, there are still several ways we can help our fellow Texans.
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.