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Cause of Fire at West Fertilizer Co. Remains Unknown; Scene Investigation Complete

Investigators early this month look through the debris of the destroyed fertilizer plant in West, Texas (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Investigators early this month look through the debris of the destroyed fertilizer plant in West, Texas (AP Photo/LM Otero)

After a month-long scene investigation, investigators still do not know what caused the fire that led to a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. in Texas.

Authorities held a press conference late May 16 in West, Texas. They say they have narrowed the causes to several possibilities—crime among them—but they cannot be certain.

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