VIDEO: Explosions rock Florida propane gas plant

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 30 at 6:29 AM

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) -- Officials in Tavares, Fla., say there've been injuries but no deaths after a series of explosions rocked a gas plant. 

Authorities had first feared that as many as 15 workers at the Blue Rhino propane plant could have been killed when several blasts late Monday blew off the building's roof.

All the workers are accounted for. Seven people were taken to hospitals.

The flames could be seen for miles.

John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said an evacuation zone was initially a one-mile radius but had been reduced to a half-mile radius.

The blasts began about 11 p.m.

Herrell said the plant usually has 53,000 20-pound propane tanks

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