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State law enforcement launch criminal investigation into West explosion

WEST, TX (KXXV) -

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw directed the Texas Rangers to join McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara in launching a criminal investigation into the West fertilizer plant explosion.

"This disaster has severely impacted the community of West, and we want to ensure that no stone goes unturned and that all the facts related to this incident are uncovered," said Director McCraw.

"The citizens of McLennan County and Texas must have confidence that this incident has been looked at from every angle and professionally handled – they deserve nothing less," said Sheriff McNamara.

No further information regarding this ongoing investigation has been released at this time. 

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