1 person taken to hospital following hazmat situation in Tampa

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – One person has been taken to a local hospital as a trauma alert after a construction worker hit a gas line in Tampa.

According to officials with Tampa Fire Rescue, the gas leak occurred at a construction site in the area of North Highland Avenue in Tampa.

A Tampa police officer on scene said the rupture caused flames to shoot up between two buildings.

The condition of the person taken to the hospital is unknown at this time.

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