Series of Explosions Rock Fla. Propane Plant

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A series of explosions at a propane plant in central Florida sent several people to the hospital Monday night.

About two dozen people were working at the Blue Rhino plant when the explosions started. Authorities say at least three of them are critically injured, but all the workers have been accounted for.

"At this point we have no fatalities being reported," Lt. John Herrell, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff's Office, said. "Management is comfortable saying all of those they knew were there tonight have been accounted for."

Neighbors say it sounded like bombs going off. Some said they could see propane tanks flying into the air.

"It was like a car had run into my house, is what I thought had happened," Fox News quoted Marni Whitehead, who lives less than a mile from the plant.

The cause of the blast is still unknown. The plant usually stores about 53,000 20-pound propane gas tanks.

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