BREAKING: Massive Explosion Rocks Downtown Forth Worth, Texas – At Least 11 Injured in “Major Incident” at Sandman Hotel [Video]

by J Pelkey
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A massive explosion shook the downtown region of Fort Worth, resulting in a “major incident” at the Sandman Hotel.

WFAA reported that a gas leak caused the explosion.

At least 11 people were injured from the explosion, with one in critical condition.

As a result of the incident, all offices in the downtown Fort Worth area are currently closed.

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MedStar has not reported any fatalities at this time.

“We are currently working a Major Incident. Please avoid the downtown area. PIOs are on scene. We will share more details as soon as we can confirm more information,” Fort Worth Police wrote on X.

“The FWFD (along with multiple other emergency responders) is on scene of a major incident in downtown #FortWorth. PLEASE avoid this area. We will provide updated information as it becomes available,” the Fort Worth Fire Department wrote.

Here’s some footage of the aftermath:

Aerial view of the scene of the explosion at Sandman Hotel:

CBS News reported:

The Fort Worth Fire Department is responding to a gas explosion at the Sandman Hotel on Houston St. Monday afternoon.

According to MedStar, there are as many as 11 patients. One patient is reported as critically injured and two are seriously injured.

Fort Worth Police said a Family Reunification Area is being established at Sundance Square, 420 Main Street.

All Tarrant County offices in downtown are now closed.

Per the official account of Fort Worth City official X, “The smell of gas is prevalent in the area. A two block radius has been established by @FortWorthFire and @fortworthpd.”

Families seeking information about their loved ones are being advised to go to Sundance Square.

“The family reunification area for those who were involved in the downtown incident this afternoon will be at SUNDANCE SQUARE. If you are looking for a loved one, please go to Sundance Square (420 Main Street) for more information,” the fire department wrote.

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