Unnamed law enforcement officer at the scene at the time of explosion, feared missing, has been found. Extent of injuries not known

— Kirsten Crow (@kirstencrow) April 18, 2013

A missing firefighter who was on the scene when the West, Texas, fertilizer plant exploded has been located, according to Waco police Sgt. Patrick Swanton. The firefighter, who also serves as a law enforcement officer, is being treated at the hospital. The full extent of his injuries is unknown.

Police say three to four firefighters are still missing.

Waco Police: No word on number of missing residents; 3 to 4 firefighters missing #WestTX

— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) April 18, 2013

Asked whether or not Swinton knew if 5-15 casualty guesstimate included the 3-4 missing firefights, he said “I don’t know.” #westexplosion

— Nick Dean (@bynickdean) April 18, 2013

It’s believed the firefighters missing are the ones who first responded, sheriff’s official says at Waco press conference

— Nick Valencia (@CNNValencia) April 18, 2013

The firefighters who are missing were actively fighting fire at time of the explosion, Swanton says

— Kirsten Crow (@kirstencrow) April 18, 2013

Twitter and Twitchy are praying for the missing firefighters.

My uncle Luckey (fire fighter who was a first responder) is still missing please pray he will be found

— Jenny Isham (@IshamJen) April 18, 2013

Please pray for all affected by the explosion in TX. My coworkers brother in law is a firefighter there and is missing.

— Kelley (@KelleyFranks) April 18, 2013

Lord, protect those that protect others. RT @ynnaustin Waco PD says one firefighter has been located at hospital…others missing…

— Bryan (@jbsnead02) April 18, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and brothers of the volunteer firefighters still missing after the…

— Shawnee Heights Fire (@Fire_SN_Heights) April 18, 2013

Everyone please pray for the Texas firefighters that are still missing after the fertilizer plant explosion last night. 🙏

— Devon Sullivan (@devoneliseee) April 18, 2013


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