COLLEGE STATION, Texas An 80-member team from Texas Task Force 1 in College Station arrived in the town of West early Thursday following an overnight plant explosion.
A spokesman said the team has five search dogs and special tools to assist in the rescue efforts.
The Houston Fire Department said 19 of its firefighters were part of Thursday s group traveling to West, Texas where more than 100 people were reportedly injured in a plant explosion that leveled part of the town.
On its website, Texas Task Force 1 says it s the most deployed urban search and rescue team in the country.
The group has 510 personnel including three 70-person US&R teams and 300 water rescue personnel, according to the website.