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News Release

TECO Peoples Gas Responding to Explosion in Broward County

Incident is under investigation, cause remains unknown

TAMPA, July 6, 2019

This news release was amended to reflect the correct location of the explosion.

Representatives from TECO Peoples Gas are working closely with first responders and local law enforcement to respond to and investigate the cause of an explosion in South Florida.

The explosion occurred before noon today in The Market at Plantation Center shopping center in Plantation. Our thoughts are with those who were injured.

Upon arriving at the scene, the company’s first priority was to ensure the immediate area was safe while emergency personnel responded. Technicians found no natural gas leaks, and they shut off natural gas service to the area as a precaution.

The incident is currently under investigation, and the cause is unknown.

If you smell natural gas or suspect a natural gas leak, move to a safe location and call Peoples Gas at 877-TECO-PGS (877-832-6747). Representatives are available 24/7 to answer calls about leaks or other natural gas emergencies.

Peoples Gas System, Florida’s largest natural gas distribution utility, serves about 390,000 customers across Florida. Peoples Gas is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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