Church in West held in field, pastor on flatbed
WEST, Texas - A church in a rural Texas town is holding Sunday worship in a hayfield since its building is blocked off due to the massive fertilizer blast.
Families and firefighters in tiny West packed church services on the first Sunday since the West Fertilizer Co. exploded Wednesday night.
First Baptist Church remains in a barricaded area where the damage and rubble are most pronounced. So Pastor John Crowder set up folding chairs in a field and delivered his sermon from the flatbed of an 18-wheeler.
Assistant Texas fire marshal Kelly Kistner says all fires have been extinguished at the explosion scene and the remaining fertilizer tanks are not a danger. Authorities don't know how the fire started yet.
At least 14 people died and 200 were injured.
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