Austin
4:30 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

New Report: West Explosion Destroyed 142 Homes

The blast damage from an explosion in West was more extensive than authorities first thought.

Initial estimates pegged the number of homes destroyed at about 50, but a report from the Texas Department of Public Safety now says 142 homes were destroyed.

About 50 were badly damaged. A total of 350 homes were affected.

In Austin, at least six fundraisers for West victims are planned. A public memorial is scheduled for tomorrow at Baylor University in Waco.