West, TX -- A 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant was determined to be set intentionally.
The explosion killed more than a dozen people and injured hundreds. The Texas State Fire Marshal's office announced that they have ruled out "all reasonable, accidental, and natural causes." The investigation has been ongoing for three years and has cost over $2 million.
No arrests have been made in the explosion; however, the agency is offering $50,000 in reward for information leading to an arrest.
Fifteen homes were leveled, one hundred and fifty buildings were damaged, including schools, an apartment complex, and a nursing home.
A dozen of the people killed in the explosion were emergency responders.
"These individuals were people serving their community in a volunteer capacity. They are true community servants. They lost their lives serving their community and they deserve the best that we can give them," said Robert Elder, ATF special agent.
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