(WEST, Texas) -- Explosions at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas has caused fires to rip through nearby homes and structures in the area.
Firefighters responded Wednesday evening to a structure fire at the plant when there was an explosion destroying nearby homes and buildings. Soon after, a second explosion occurred.
As many as 10 buildings are reportedly on fire, including a school located next to the plant, ABC News affiliate WFAA reported. Police, firefighters and paramedics from across the region are headed into the town of West, just north of Waco, to assess the situation and treat what are described as many victims.
"They are still on scene, assessing the scene, treating the injuries, taking injured to the hospitals," Dani Moore, a spokeswoman for State Highway Patrol told ABC News Radio.
Officials at the scene say it is unclear whether an industrial accident triggered the blasts, or if they are related.
The town of West has a population of about 2,800.
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