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(CBS) - Explosions rock a propane company near Orlando, Florida late last night. 


The blast happened at the Blue Rhino propane facility. A company that exchanges and cleans propane tanks.

At least two dozen employees were in the building at the time of the explosion. All the workers are accounted for and most were able to escape without injury.

There were more than 53,000 tanks at the facility. Some of the 20- pound canisters ignited, shooting into the sky.

"I kind of seen, like blurry and my ears were ringing real bad. All I could see is everyone just running and I got up and just ran," said Blue Rhino Employee Bobby Hutsenpiller.

"People from very far away, in towns six, seven, eight, ten miles from here were reporting feeling their homes shaking," said Lake County Florida Sheriff's Office
 Lt. John Herrell.

Everyone living within a one mile radius from the blast site was evacuated. But those residents have  been allowed to return back home. 

It's still unclear this morning was caused the blast. 
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