Several large propane tanks exploded late Monday night at a gas plant in Tavares, Florida, sending large flames and smoke into the sky. The Blue Rhino gas plant is in Lake Country Florida. The plant makes and houses propane cylinders. You may have seen similar cylinders at a grocery store or hardware store where you buy gas for your grill.

Witnesses reported hearing over 100 explosions and the flames could be seen from over 5 miles away. It was reported to an Orlando Florida TV station that 24 people were working the night shift at the plant at the time of this explosion and fire.

At this time it is unclear as to how many people may be injured, killed or missing as a result of the explosions. We will update this story through out the morning as more details become available.