WEST, Tx (KXAN) - The return to homes in the blast zone around the West, Texas fertilizer plant fire will begin Sunday afternoon.
In a news conference on Sunday morning, local officials said the return would roll out in three phases over the coming days and that no one would return to a home that had not been checked by Atmos Energy. Those residents returning today will be cleared by DPS troopers before entering the subdivision.
State officials said it could be weeks or months before a final report on the West explosion was available from the state fire marshal's office. At this time, all fires are out and all tanks contained.
Officials still are uncertain about the source and timeline for the fire. Sunday's priority will be to complete the investigations of those who died in the line of duty.
The first memorial service, for the first responders lost in the fire, is scheduled for Baylor University's Ferrell Center on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. The death toll from the fire stands at 14.
This morning, Austin Bishop Joe Vasquez led a mass in West. The First Baptist Church led a service in a field near the city's community center.
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