Tuesday, July 7

Blue Rhino Propane Plant explodes in Florida

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A PROPANE gas plant exploded in Tavares, Florida with seven people reported injured.

A one-mile evacuation zone has been ordered around Blue Rhino Propane Plant.

A Lake County Sheriff’s spokesman says 15 persons are unaccounted for while 7 have been transported to hospital. Evacuation procedures are expected to continue until 6am local time.

Officials estimate there were 53,000 propane tanks on the site at the time of the fire.

The cause of the explosions and fire was not immediately known.

(Developing story)