12 bodies found amid damage of fertilizer plant explosion

Fertilizer Plant Explosion // File Photo

Texas officials say they're sending the remains of 12 people who were killed in a fertilizer plant explosion to the forensic lab in Dallas to be identified.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday that he can't say how many first responders died in West. But he said the 12 bodies all were found "in the area of the plant.

Wednesday's fire and explosion at West Fertilizer Co. also injured about 200 people and destroyed 50 homes.

The name of one victim already has been released. Kenny Harris was a 52-year-old captain in the Dallas Fire Department who lived south of West.

Dallas authorities say he was off duty at the time but responded to the fire to help.

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