Plantation Fire Rescue confirmed on Twitter that there are multiple patients.
Per the AP, the blast "sent large pieces of debris about 100 yards... across the street".
The company serves seven or eight customers in the strip mall, Ms. Jacobs said, but she didn't know whether it served the specific site where the explosion took place. Several businesses are appearing to be completely destroyed and some residents reported the feeling their homes shake from several miles away and some nearby homes had some of their windows blown out. The blast blew out the windows of the popular fitness club.
The plaza where the explosion happened contains a number of restaurants and businesses.
Plantation Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene near an LA Fitness at the Market on University shopping center, located along Southwest 10th Street and South University Drive, at around 11:30 a.m., Saturday. "It looked as if the world would go under".
Multiple people were hurt Saturday when a massive blast ripped through a shopping plaza in Plantation in the USA state of Florida, a local fire department said.
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One person covered in blood was seen being attended by others outside the fitness center, according to video from WPLG.
"A search has been completed of the building itself", Gordon said.
At least 20 people were injured in the blast, two critically, according to officials. "We're still searching the collapsed area for leftover victims, but at this point we believe we've accounted for everyone". Crews have since shut off the gas.
The possible ground zero was a nearby vacant pizza restaurant.
Gordon also told the Herald that "as bad as it was, it could have been a lot worse".
The department did not say what could have caused the explosion.