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Explosion blows out walls of downtown Orlando building

11:57 AM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. - ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police and firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion downtown in an unoccupied building that used to store animatronics.

The explosion was reported at 12:30 p.m. at 47 W. Jefferson St. and was felt as far away as the police station, authorities said.

Several WESH 2 viewers said on social media that they heard and felt it.

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Chopper 2 video showed the back of a building blown out.

Early indications indicate an acetylene tank may have exploded, according to authorities.

Several roads were closed.


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