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Stopping an internet rumor: This is not a photo of fertilizer plant explosion

Published On: Apr 19 2013 12:06:19 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

There have been many internet rumors and viral photos since the explosion in West.

One concerns this photo, taken from a hill of a massive explosion. The photo went viral online this week, with people saying it was of the fatal fertilizer plant explosion that happened Wednesday in West, a town north of Waco.

The only problem? It's not a photo from West.

It's actually from a refinery explosion from Big Spring in 2008.

Another reminder to get the facts before your repost photos and rumors on your various social media profiles.