During the evening hours (8:50pm ET) of Wednesday 17th April, a huge explosion occured at The West Fertilizer Plant in West. (Located north of Waco in the state of Texas). The explosion ripped through the plant and sent a huge plume of smoke high into the air.
At the time of writing this, the local law enforcement have advised residents to evacuate - I believed mainly because of the risk of chemicals in the air, however news network KWKT are mentioning it's because of fears of a second explosion. There is currently a few reports that 60-70 people are dead, but there's no confirmation on this figure as of yet. KWKT are reporting though, that one policeman and five firefighters are reported dead.
Video of West, Texas Explosion Caught On Tape
Images of West, Texas Explosion