Friday, May 17, 2013

Arson not ruled out in Texas blast fire

The cause of a fire that triggered a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, has been ruled undetermined, and investigators have not eliminated the possibility that the fire was set intentionally, state and federal officials said on Thursday.

Robert Champion, a special agent in charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said that while authorities could not rule out arson, they also could not eliminate the plant's electrical system or a golf cart at the plant as potential causes.