Large Explosion in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas

A large explosion has occurred in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Forth Worth’s Fire Department and Police service are on the scene of the explosion, and have urged the public to avoid the downtown area altogether.

Some sources have reported the explosion was a result of a gas leak, however no official cause has been stated as of yet. Dallas Fort Worth has a history of gas explosions after heavy rainfall due to the clay soil absorbing the water, expanding, then contracting, causing explosions.

11 people have been confirmed injured as of 5:30EST, as per the Forth Worth fire department.

The incident has been upgraded to a mass casualty event. Additionally, a 2nd alarm and another 4 engine companies have been requested.