I spoke with Brooke this morning and learned that her mother, Alicea Whitener, was injured in the explosion in West, yesterday. She sustained chemical burns to her face and ruptured eardrums. She is OK and not in the hospital.
Brooke is on her way to Waco to meet with Alicea to decide what to do next.
Alicea manages an apartment complex close to where the explosion took place. Alicea and Brooke have friends who have been hospitalized.
2702 N Judge Ely Blvd
Abilene, TX 79601
207 W Ave F Apt 4
Copperas Cove, TX 76522