'Multiple patients' in explosion at Plantation, Florida, shopping center

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Police and fire crews are responding to an explosion with "multiple patients" at a shopping center in Florida, officials said Saturday.

The blast was reported at The Fountains shopping center in Plantation, just outside of Fort Lauderdale, according to the Plantation Police Department.

Video showed windows blown out of an LA Fitness while a building next door appeared completely destroyed, with debris strewn in all directions.

"There was a huge flash of light ... it lit up the whole sky," one witness told ABC Miami affiliate WPLG. "And it was loud ... this surpassed fireworks ... your ears were ringing."

"It just looks like an apocalypse," she said.

Search dogs are combing through the rubble.

Information on injuries was not immediately available.