Newly released video shows West, Texas plant explosion

WEST, Texas (CNN) — You’re looking at newly released video of last year’s deadly explosion at a plant in West, Texas.

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Jeff Tobola recorded this with his cell phone as he was heading home from work and heard the city’s fertilizer plant was on fire.

He only released the video this week.

Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the explosion that left 15 people dead, 120 homes destroyed and 200 more damaged. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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