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Textbook: Loyd, J. B., & Richardson, J. D. (2014). Fundamentals of fire and emergency services (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Fire dynamics is an important study for all first responders. In this case study, research the West Texas fertilizer plant blast in 2013. You can use ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer plant fire–Texas as search key words.

For this assignment, write a two-page essay discussing the chemical reaction involved in this tragedy. Use what you have learned in Chapter 6 and from at least one other outside source to discuss how this explosion took place from a chemistry point of view. Include what could have prevented this chain reaction using the fire tetrahedron in this discussion, what the fire classification was, and what the best extinguishing agent is to use in these types of fires.

Your essay should follow APA guidelines for formatting of all resources, both in-text and as references. Your paper should include a title page and should include a separate reference page.