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Cause of Fla. gas plant blast being investigated

Equipment malfunction and human error are among the possible causes of a series of explosions that spawned a 20-by-20 foot fireball at a central Florida propane plant and left eight injured, authorities said.Full story

Florida propane explosion one of several recent US plant fires

  In the last three months there have been eight plant fires or explosions around the country including the fertilizer blast in West, Texas that killed 15. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

Florida propane plant blast was likely accidental, fire chief says

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A propane gas plant explosion in central Florida that injured seven workers, including at least three critically, was most likely caused by an accident, the fire chief for the town of Tavares said on Tuesday. Full story

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  Propane plant explodes in central Florida

A series of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in the Sunshine State yesterday, producing a blast that rocked homes as far away as 20 miles. Officials say all workers made it out alive, reports CNBC's Becky Quick.

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This handout photo released by ClickOrlando.com July 30, 2013 shows propane tank cylinders explosions at the Blue Rhino plant in Tavares, central Florida late July 29, 2013. Fifteen people were unaccounted for and nearby neighborhoods were evacuated after a series of explosions shook a propane gas

Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter storage yard of propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares
Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter storage yard of propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares

Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter the storage yard of a propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares, Fla., on July 30.

Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter storage yard of propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares
Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter storage yard of propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares

Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter the storage yard of a propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares, Florida, July 30, 2013. Dozens of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in central Florida, northwest of Orla

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ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 1400 GMT ON JULY 30, 2013ORL009Tavares Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Hosterman walks among the remains of exploded propane cylinders, littering the storage yard of a propane plant, after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in