Emergency crews from across the state are en-route to the scene of a fertilizer plant

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explosion in West, Texas. Two explosions occurred at the plant, located about 20 miles north of Waco, just before 8 p.m. The entire town has been evacuated.

YNN has confirmed that a nursing home near the plant has collapsed and people may be trapped inside. There is no official word on casualties, but there are reports that more than 100 people were hurt. At least six helicopters have been dispatched to airlift the injured to area hospitals and the Red Cross is sending resources from across the state.

Gov. Rick Perry issued this statement, tonight:

“We are monitoring developments and gathering information as details continue to emerge about this incident. We have also mobilized state resources to help local authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of West, and the first responders on the scene.”