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ATF: Work on West explosion case continues

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By NOMAAN MERCHANT
Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Federal investigators in charge of probing the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West say they still consider the case open, eight months after the blast killed 15 people and sent debris flying miles away.

Crisanto Perez, assistant San Antonio special agent in charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said in an interview Thursday that authorities remain focused on the same three possibilities for causes of the fire at West Fertilizer. They believe the fire started due either to a battery-powered golf cart, an electrical problem or a criminal act.

Perez insists work on the case continues, but wouldn't give details.

He also confirmed local investigators' statements that no evidence ever linked a former West paramedic's pipe bomb case to the deadly explosion.

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