The explosion, seen from outside of Waco, Texas. (Credit: Twitter)

From NEWS 92 FM – More than 5 people are reported dead and 170 are injured after an explosion at a burning fertilizer plant north of Waco tonight. A major portion of the town of West was reportedly leveled by the blast.

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The explosion happened just before 8 p.m. tonight. Several buildings are reportedly destroyed and a nearby nursing home was damaged. A number of people are also reportedly trapped in the nursing home and a neighboring apartment building.

The entire city has been evacuated as a precaution as a second tank remains intact at the burning plant.

The cause of the explosion is unknown, officials told CNN Wednesday night.

If you are seeking information about loved ones within the area of the explosion, contact 254-202-1100.

Stay tuned to NEWS 92 FM for the very latest on this developing story.

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