DALLAS — The residents of West, who tried to save their families and neighbors from an earth-rattling, life-changing fertilizer plant explosion were named The Dallas Morning News’ Texans of the Year.
The newspaper recognized all “those who answered the call” in West on the night of April 17. Twelve people who responded to the fire at the West Fertilizer Co., died when it exploded. The newspaper also credited responders who were injured in the blast as well as those who treated the wounded and worked to evacuate nearby residents.
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