ATF, SFMO Announce Origin and Cause in West, Texas Fatality Fire


IME has learned that the Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office determined the origin and cause of the West Fertilizer Plant fire and explosion has been ruled “incendiary,” or intentionally set.  The tragedy that occurred on April 17, 2013, took 15 lives, 12 of whom were fire fighters/first responders .
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