WATCH: Horrified people evacuate shopping center after massive explosion in Plantation, Florida
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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.


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:

Other footage shows locals wandering around rubble-strewn parking lots that look like a battlefield: