On Saturday, the city of Plantation, Florida was rocked by a colossal explosion at The Fountains shopping center, which authorities have alternately described as either a generator or a gas explosion.
An explosion has been reported at the LA Fitness in Plantation, FL — Broward County. Plantation Fire Rescue confirmed that there are multiple injuries. Thank god my parents weren’t inside when it happened 🙏🏽. Check out this video my mom sent me from the scene. @fox43 pic.twitter.com/WC02cvSWM1
— Jossie Carbonare (@JossieCarbonare) July 6, 2019
Footage from inside the LA Fitness gym that anchors the shopping center showed horrified patrons evacuating and stepping around the wreckage of the front lobby:
— Jeff Weinsier (@jweinsierWPLG) July 6, 2019
Other footage shows locals wandering around rubble-strewn parking lots that look like a battlefield:
More video from the LA Fitness explosion that occurred in Plantation, FL.
Credit: cemfx via Instagram. pic.twitter.com/na6AxR8CPA
— Brennan Prill ⚡︎ (@WxBrenn) July 6, 2019
Crazy explosion at LA Fitness in Plantation, hope everybody is ok🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/DhoZKOw1Tz
— Bash (@sebastianredick) July 6, 2019