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As a spectacular explosion and fire ripped through West, TX early Thursday morning, Piers Morgan spoke live with Cheryl Marak, a resident and member of the city council.
Calling in from her brother's home roughly two miles out of town, Marak revealed the extent of the damage she and her family are facing:
"Both of my houses are totally destroyed ... I had dogs in my house, it killed my dogs," Marak told Piers Morgan.
Marak's husband Marty is a member of the town's volunteer fire department, and was amongst the West residents fighting the blaze at the fertilizer plant:
"I am begging, begging him to let me come in and get him ... he said he can't, he's got to stay with his guys," Marak told the host, sobbing. "He won't leave, I would give anything if he would come home."
Watch the clip, listen further to Marak's emotional account of the explosion in West, Texas, and stay with CNN for updates.
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