Several Injured in Florida Propane Facility Explosion

Jul 30, 2013 8:40 AM

7 people were injured, with 3 of them in critical condition, following explosions at a propane facility in Central Florida. Authorities had first feared that as many as 15 workers at the Blue Rhino Propane Plant in Tavares could have been killed when several blasts late last night blew off the building's roof, but all the workers are accounted for. Many people say the blasts could be felt for miles in every direction. The blast reportedly started around 10:30 p.m. last night. There were more than 53,000 tanks at the facility. Some of the 20 lb. canisters ignited shooting into the sky. Officials initially evacuated all homes within a one mile radius. That evacuation order has since been lifted. The cause of the fire is still undetermined.


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