Jeff Tobola had just wrapped up another work day and picked up his son in West, Texas, when he heard the city's fertilizer plant was on fire.

Why not check it out?

"I noticed I could see the flames," Tobola said. "I went like, yeah, that's a good sized fire, and so it just drew me a little bit closer."

Almost too close.

Tobola pulled out his cell phone to capture it on video, he hit record -- and then all hell broke loose.