A series of explosions rocked a propane gas plant in central Florida, northwest of Orlando, on Monday (July 29) night, an emergency dispatch official said, and local media reported that homeowners living within a mile of the facility were being evacuated.

Seven workers were injured in the blasts, which began at about 11 p.m. EDT in the town of Tavares, Florida, the Lake County dispatcher said.

Nearly two dozen workers were believed to be inside the plant when the blasts took place.

Lake County Sheriff said the explosions were powerful and strong enough to blow the roof off the plant. Residents in areas as far as five miles away from the plant felt the impact of the blasts.

The plant is a propane-tank supplier and a subsidiary of Ferrellgas Partners, the second-largest distributor in the U.S.

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