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One injured in fire-pit explosion in Englewood

An explosion caused when fire-pit tenders dumped the wrong chemicals to get a fire started seriously injured one person and blew windows out of nearby houses, Sarasota County sheriff's deputies said. The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. today in the 700 block of Coral Way in Englewood. The explosion occurred "when chemicals were added in order to start a fire in a fire pit," deputies said. The injured person, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to Blake Medical Center and was admitted in serious condition, deputies said. An investigation is under way and no further details were released.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section at (941) 861-4900.
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