State Fire Marshal Plans Ammonium Nitrate Safety Meetings

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AUSTIN- The State Fire Marshal's Office is conducting a series of 6 meetings this summer with county officials and first responders across Texas on ammonium nitrate storage facilities.

It's partnering with a number of agencies including the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas A&M Engineering and Extension Service.

The purpose is to review lessons learned from the April 2013 fertilizer plant fire and explosion in West, Texas.

Two of the six meetings are in our area.

One will be held on June 25th at 6pm at the Bryan High School auditorium.

The second one is on June 26th at 7pm at the Iola Community Center in Grimes County.