The quarantine on part of Mount Carmel will be extended, according to the Texas Department of Health.

Dr. David Smith, health commissioner, ordered the extension because of potential disease transmission.

All persons, except those authorized by the health commissioner, are barred from the quarantined area until it has been disinfected.

A fence surrounds the quarantined area.

Inspectors found untreated sewage; standing water — potential breeding sites for flies and mosquitoes; an unsealed water well, shelter for rodents; and other conditions hazardous to the public health.

Violation of the quarantine constitutes a third-degree felony, punishable by two to 10 years in prison or a year in jail and a fine up to $10,000.

The Mount Carmel site was first quarantined in May, about a month after an April 19 fire destroyed the compound of the Branch Davidians and killed more than 80 cult members.

Read the Tribune-Herald's 7-part investigative series on the inner workings of the Branch Davidians. Hours after Part 2 appeared in print, the ATF raided the group's compound.

Read the Tribune-Herald’s account of the ATF raid on the Branch Davidian compound on Feb. 28, 1993. Four ATF agents and six in the compound were killed in the gunfight.

Read the daily news accounts of the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Elk, which began Feb. 28 and lasted until April.

April 19 and beyond: FBI agents began inserting canisters of tear gas into the Branch Davidian compound in the early morning hours. By noon, it was on fire.

Federal officials left the compound site in late May 1993. As identifications of bodies continued, questions about the survivors, the compound and the cult itself began to emerge.

As the world began to take a critical look back at the events and legal proceedings continue, the ATF's bombshell report forces a shakeup at the top after the raid gone "tragically wrong."

In 1994, the surviving Davidians went on trial in San Antonio. Over six weeks, more than 140 witnesses testified, with the verdict coming just two days prior to the anniversary of the ATF raid.

The Rodenville shootout and the 1988 trial, the end of the world in 1959 and more stories from deep in the Trib archives.