Mom, daughter injured in propane explosion

Carrollwood, Florida -- A mother and her teenage daughter were injured after a grill's propane tank exploded on Monday morning.

Hillsborough Fire Rescue says the explosion and gas leak happened at 4747 W. Waters Avenue in western Hillsborough County.

Family members tell 10 News they were celebrating another daughter's 17th birthday with a cookout. They fired up the grill at the apartment clubhouse earlier in the morning, but things went wrong as they went to put the meat on.

See Also: Propane Grilling Safety Tips (PDF)

We're told that when the mother and 13-year-old daughter opened up the lid, it exploded in their faces. They both were taken to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries.

The explosion caused a gas leak, but a hazmat team was quickly called to the scene to get that under control. The fire marshal is now investigating what caused the blast.

10 News will have more on this developing story.


To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment