U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, called the West explosion "truly saddening and a terrible tragedy."
"As Congressman of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, my heart goes out to our neighbors only a few miles south of the 33rd Congressional District," he said in a statement releaesd Thursday morning. "A ground team of police and fire departments, federal agencies, first responders, and numerous agencies have been working hard around the clock to assist those in the area.
"Let us keep the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers.”
-- Anna M. Tinsley