20 Injured in Huge Gas Explosion in Plantation, No Threat to the Public

first_imgPolice say the gas leak has been capped and there is no danger to the public.BREAKING NEWS: Gas explosion in Plantation, South Fl. @11:28. Watch the video for more details @Univision23 @Telemundo51 @nbc6 @CBSMiami @wsvn @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/7UIA9U0xbS— Andrea Cando (@_AndreaCando) July 6, 2019 At least 20 people were injured and transported to local hospitals with two in serious condition, according to police.  As of yet, no fatalities have been reported.Plantation Fire Battalion Chief Joel Gordon said two people suffered serious injuries in the blast that was reported just before 11:30 p.m.Fire departments from Plantation, Davie, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, as well as Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue all responded to the scene. Gas was shut off to all businesses in the area, at which time crews discovered a ruptured gas line. Plantation police are still searching for victims after an apparent gas explosion at The Fountains in Plantation near the Broward Mall Saturday afternoon.The explosion reportedly happened in a pizza restaurant and caused extensive damage to neighboring businesses. The roof collapsed at nearby LA Fitness.UPDATE: Gas explosion at pizza restaurant in The Fountains. Significant damage to surrounding biz, inc. partial roof collapse at LA Fitness. Several patients transported. Gas lines clipped, no current danger to public @wsvn https://t.co/P3aSetQwfF— Alex Browning (@Alex7News) July 6, 2019 7Skyforce over gas explosion in Plantation that has injured multiple people. https://t.co/trRGPXHU0E— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 6, 2019 A triage area was set up after the blast and authorities and dogs searched through rubble to make sure there were no other victims.Gordon said at a news conference that everyone has been accounted for.last_img read more