Ruptured Gas Line Caused Explosion in Plantation, FL-Time To Switch To Solar
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On Saturday morning, July 6, 2019, just before 11:30 a.m., an explosion at The Fountains shopping plaza, Plaza Market on University shopping center in Plantation, FL injured 21 people. Authorities suspect a gas leak as the cause of this booming explosion. The explosion came from Pizzafire, a former pizza restaurant, near a LA Fitness, on 1025 South University Drive.
Multiple people are injured following an explosion in a shopping center in Plantation, Florida, in the video “Injuries reported following Florida shopping center explosion“, below:
In video “Multiple people injured in Florida gas explosion“, below:
Police and firefighters are investigating an explosion at The Fountains shopping plaza on July 6, 2019. The explosion happened Saturday morning at a shopping center in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, in the video “Gas explosion at a shopping center in Plantation, FL: aerial video“, below:
Plantation Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Joel Gordon said, “We haven’t ruled out anything yet.” He also commented that two people suffered serious injuries in the blast. A triage area was set up after the blast and authorities and dogs searched through rubble to make sure that there were no other victims.
- Broward Health Medical Center officials confirmed an adult was taken to the hospital as a trauma patient and a child was received by the hospital’s pediatric department, and both are now in fair condition.
- Plantation General Hospital treated and released 3 patients.
- 14 patients were taken to Westside Regional Medical Center. Only one person remains at the hospital in fair condition. Thirteen patients have been treated and released.
Fire departments from Plantation, Davie, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue all responded to the scene. A ruptured gas line was discovered when the gas was shut off to all businesses in the area.
More reason to switch to renewable energy such as solar and wind, in order to avoid dangerous explosions such as this one in the future.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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