(SNews) – A huge explosion at an industrial facility in Medley, Florida has left two people dead and several more injured, according to reports.
Massive plumes of smoke can be seen filling the skies as the factory was engulfed by a large blaze.
According to footage obtained from nearby businesses and TV news helicopters, the explosion sent a large fireball into the sky.
It also left multiple trucks and other vehicles in flames, AP reported.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesperson said that when crews arrived, they found multiple people who were on fire.
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, two people were pronounced dead at the scene and three others were injured in the fire.
Two of the injured were sent to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in life-threatening conditions, police revealed.
Before the fire started, employees were confirmed to be working on some heavy machinery, according to the authorities.
“It seems that the company is a welding company,” Miami-Dade police Detective Luis Sierra said.
“They were working on some heavy machinery, and right now, investigators are still trying to find out what caused this combustion.”
🚨#UPDATE: At least two people have been killed in an explosion at an industrial facility in Medley, Florida. As video shows Multiple vehicles and structures are on fire with three people being injured with one being airlifted to a hospital for severe burns and injuries pic.twitter.com/rNUF92bJXt
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