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Continued: Texas fire marshal works to prevent future fertilizer plant explosions

  • Article by: NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press
  • Last update: December 29, 2013 - 8:26 PM

“Our county is far more prepared for disasters than many, many rural counties,” Bosque County emergency manager coordinator Dewey Ratliff said. Local officials also regularly communicate with firefighters and business leaders about potential hazards, from ammonium nitrate to fires to terrorism, Ratliff said.

Terry Boyle, president of the Clifton volunteer fire department, said after Connealy’s meeting that he and other firefighters had thought about what they’d do if an ammonium nitrate disaster ever struck again. But ultimately, he said, there was only so much they could do to prepare.

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