** Sound Warning - woman screams loudly **
Amherst, Virginia -- Bystanders witness the spectacular explosion of propane tank as firefighers and police battle the fire caused by a previous tank blowing up.
"The concussion was so strong that it shook the car and made me feel like i had gotten punched in the chest" said one of of the witnesses.
The fire and explosions involved two 1000 gallon propane tanks at a shopping center near Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Virginia. a BLEVE ( boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion) in one of those tanks around 9:00 PM EST.
One end of the tank blew into a dialysis center nearby and the other end rocketed 300 feet to the front of a restaurant. Firefighters had already evacuated the area. One firefighter had a cut to the face.
"As we got closer we saw that the propane tank behind the Dollar General had exploded and there were police cars and fire trucks everywhere. We sat watching the fire for a little while when the unthinkable happened. A second explosion occurred throwing flames up hundreds of feet into the air."
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