The Definitive West, Texas, Disaster Timeline

At least 14 are dead and 200 injured after an explosion at a fertilizer plant Wednesday.

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West Mayor Tommy Muska spoke to media Thursday, and the exact number of casualties was unknown.

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He called the situation "truly a nightmare scenario," adding, "No doubt, there is a lot of work that lies ahead and the road to recovery is long."

On Saturday, residents asked to evacuate were allowed to return to their homes.

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West mayor pro tem Steve Vanek speaks to the media.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality investigated the West fertilizer facility on June 20, 2006, after receiving complaints, and the facility was cited for failing to obtain or to qualify for a permit in 2006.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

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