Monday, July 29, 2013

 

Explosions rock Florida propane gas plant

Multiple injuries were reported after explosions shook a Lake County propane gas plant in central Florida late Monday, with flames seen from miles away.


ORLANDO, Fla. — A series of explosions rocked a propane gas plant in central Florida, northwest of Orlando, on Monday night, an emergency dispatch official said, and local media reported that homeowners living within a mile of the facility were being evacuated.

The Orlando Sentinel said multiple injuries were reported after a series of explosions at the Lake County plant.


The newspaper reported flames could be seen more than five miles away.

A spark may have occurred while a propane tank was being filled, the newspaper said.


The blasts began at about 11 p.m. in the town of Tavares, Fla., a Lake County dispatcher said.

The dispatcher said fire department and other emergency crews were being sent to the scene.




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