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Breaking so I will update. There are initial reports of injuries and evacuations.

A large series of explosions has rocked a gas plant in Lake County, causing multiple injuries and forcing the evacuations of residents up to several miles away, authorities said.

"I heard a loud bomb sounds," said Lisa Garner, 43, who lives in Lakeside, a Tavares subdivision near County Roads 461 and 448. "I thought somebody ran into my house."

The explosions began a little before 11 p.m. at Blue Rhino, a propane tank-exchange business at 300 C.R. Road 448.

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Fortunately this looks to be appropriately located in an industrial area.


Tavares City Administrator John Drury said there were 24 people working the night shift, and 10 people are unaccounted for.
H/T to EileenB: livestream

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