Major explosion, fire at propane facility in Tavares

Several injuries reported

TAVARES, Fla. - Several injuries have been reported after a large scale explosion and fire that happened at a Blue Rhino propane facility on County Road 448 just south of Lake Eustis late Monday night, according to Lake County EMS officials.

According to reports, 24-26 people were working overnight, but two have been confirmed to have escaped.

Originally 15 people were unaccounted for.

At least 7 people have been transported to hospitals including Orlando Regional Medical Center, Waterman Hospital, Shands Hospital in Gainesville and Ocala Hospital.

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