Investigation into Plantation explosion could take weeks, officials say

Investigation into Plantation explosion could take weeks, officials say


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Test Text1 plain>>RIGHT NOW NEW DETAILS ABOUT A>>RIGHT NOW NEW DETAILS ABOUT A
CALL MADE BEFORE A MASSIVE CALL MADE BEFORE A MASSIVE
EX-MOTION. EX-MOTION.
>>IN BLAST DESTROYING SEVERAL>>IN BLAST DESTROYING SEVERAL
BUSIESSES AND LEAVING NEARLY BUSIESSES AND LEAVING NEARLY
TWO DOZEN PEOPLE INJURED. TWO DOZEN PEOPLE INJURED.
LOCAL 10 IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST LOCAL 10 IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST
DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT. DEVELOPMENTS TONIGHT.
LOUIS? LOUIS?
>>NICOLE, CALVIN, TONIGHT THE>>NICOLE, CALVIN, TONIGHT THE
GAS STATION IS CONFIRMED THAT GAS STATION IS CONFIRMED THAT
THEY DID RECEIVE A PHONE CALL THEY DID RECEIVE A PHONE CALL
ABOUT A POSSIBLE GAS LEAK IN ABOUT A POSSIBLE GAS LEAK IN
THIS AREA. THIS AREA.
JUST MOMENTS BEFORE THE BLAST JUST MOMENTS BEFORE THE BLAST
HAPPENED. HAPPENED.
BUT THAT IS ALL THEY ARE SAYING. BUT THAT IS ALL THEY ARE SAYING.
FIRE OFFICIALS BELIEVE THAT A FIRE OFFICIALS BELIEVE THAT A
GAS LEAK APPEARS TO BE THE GAS LEAK APPEARS TO BE THE
CAUSE. CAUSE.
BUT THIS INVESTIGATION COULD BUT THIS INVESTIGATION COULD
TAKE WEEKS. TAKE WEEKS.
AND THEY ARE STILL TREATING THIS AND THEY ARE STILL TREATING THIS
AS A CRIME SCENE. AS A CRIME SCENE.
>>A. T.F. AGENTS ON THE SCENE>>A. T.F. AGENTS ON THE SCENE
OF SATURDAY’S EXPLOSION AT THE OF SATURDAY’S EXPLOSION AT THE
MARKET ON UNIVERSITY SHOPPING MARKET ON UNIVERSITY SHOPPING
CENTER IN PLANTATION. CENTER IN PLANTATION.
THAT INJURED 23 PEOPLE, AND HAS THAT INJURED 23 PEOPLE, AND HAS
LEFT MORE THAN 20 BUSINESSES IN LEFT MORE THAN 20 BUSINESSES IN
LIMBO. LIMBO.
INVESTIGATORS NOT RULING OUT INVESTIGATORS NOT RULING OUT
CRIMINAL CHARGES AS THEY WORK TO CRIMINAL CHARGES AS THEY WORK TO
UNCOVER WHAT CAUSED THE BLAST. UNCOVER WHAT CAUSED THE BLAST.
>>I JUST GOTTEN INTO WORK THAT>>I JUST GOTTEN INTO WORK THAT
MORNING. MORNING.
AND THIS WAS THE SMELL OF GAS. AND THIS WAS THE SMELL OF GAS.
>>THE FOCUS, A POSSIBLE GAS>>THE FOCUS, A POSSIBLE GAS
LEAK AT THE VACANT PIZZA FIRE LEAK AT THE VACANT PIZZA FIRE
RESTAURANT LEVEL BEDTY RESTAURANT LEVEL BEDTY
EXPLOSION. EXPLOSION.
GREG FOLKS MANAGES THE STORE A GREG FOLKS MANAGES THE STORE A
FEW DOORS DOWN. FEW DOORS DOWN.
HE QUICKLY TOLD A WORKER NEXT HE QUICKLY TOLD A WORKER NEXT
DOOR, WHO WAS ON THE PHONE WITH DOOR, WHO WAS ON THE PHONE WITH
PEOPLE’S GAS, JUST MOMENTS WITH PEOPLE’S GAS, JUST MOMENTS WITH
EVER THE BLAST. EVER THE BLAST.
>>A SPOKESPERSON CONFIRMING>>A SPOKESPERSON CONFIRMING
THAT PHONE CALL TO LOCAL 10, BUT THAT PHONE CALL TO LOCAL 10, BUT
STOPPED SHORT OF ADMITTING A STOPPED SHORT OF ADMITTING A
POTENTIAL LEAK, CAUSED THE POTENTIAL LEAK, CAUSED THE
DESTRUCTION. DESTRUCTION.
>>THE CAUSE OF THIS REMAINS>>THE CAUSE OF THIS REMAINS
UNDETERMINED ALL DAY, CREWS UNDETERMINED ALL DAY, CREWS
STOOD IN THE RAIN CLEANING UP STOOD IN THE RAIN CLEANING UP
DEBRIS STILL LEFT OVER IN THE DEBRIS STILL LEFT OVER IN THE
PARKING LOT AS THOSE BUSINESS PARKING LOT AS THOSE BUSINESS
OWNER WHOSE WERE ALLOWED BACK OWNER WHOSE WERE ALLOWED BACK
IN, ASSESSED THE DAMAGE AND IN, ASSESSED THE DAMAGE AND
WONDERED WHEN THEY WILL BE ABLE WONDERED WHEN THEY WILL BE ABLE
TO REOPEN. TO REOPEN.
>>THE COUCH, THIS DISPLAY AREA>>THE COUCH, THIS DISPLAY AREA
WAS FULL OF GLASS. WAS FULL OF GLASS.
>>I JUST WANT TOAD SEE WHAT IT>>I JUST WANT TOAD SEE WHAT IT
LOOKS LIKE, AND SEE IF WE ARE LOOKS LIKE, AND SEE IF WE ARE
GOOD FOR BUSINESS. GOOD FOR BUSINESS.
>>SO FAR THE RESPONSE>>SO FAR THE RESPONSE
OVERWHELMING. OVERWHELMING.
>>IT IS REWARDING TO KNOW THAT>>IT IS REWARDING TO KNOW THAT
YOU HAVE THESE BUSINESSES, THAT YOU HAVE THESE BUSINESSES, THAT
IMMEDIATELY WANT TO JUMP IN AND IMMEDIATELY WANT TO JUMP IN AND
HELP. HELP.
>>SO GREAT TO SEE SOUTH FLORIDA>>SO GREAT TO SEE SOUTH FLORIDA
NEIGHBORS HELDING OUT. NEIGHBORS HELDING OUT.
12 AS YOU CAN SEE THESE 12 AS YOU CAN SEE THESE
BUSINESSES BEHIND ME REMAIN BUSINESSES BEHIND ME REMAIN
CLOSED. CLOSED.
THE OWNERS WON’T BE ALLOWED BACK THE OWNERS WON’T BE ALLOWED BACK
UNTIL ALL THE DEBRIS HAS BEEN UNTIL ALL THE DEBRIS HAS BEEN
CLEARED AND THE BUILDING HAS CLEARED AND THE BUILDING HAS
BEEN DEEMED SAFE. BEEN DEEMED SAFE.
THAT COULD TAKE SEVERAL DAYS TO

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