On July 6, 2019, a gas explosion at a shopping center in Plantation, Florida injured 23 people. Two of the injuries were serious, and 17 people were hospitalized. Three of the patients were taken to Plantation General Hospital, and fourteen were taken to Westside Regional Medical Center. One person remains hospitalized as of July 7, 2019. The gas explosion occurred at a restaurant closed last December. Businesses in the area were evacuated, and University Drive was shut down from Broward Boulevard to Peters Road, while Peters Road was shut down from University Drive to Southwest 78th Avenue. An LA Fitness gym was severely damaged, and the explosion was felt miles away, with some nearby homes having their windows blown out.
- Kelly, Amanda Batchelor, Roy Ramos, Parker Branton, Trent (2019-07-07). "23 injured after gas explosion reported in Plantation". WPLG. Retrieved 2019-07-08.