Two people injured during explosion in Venice

Two people injured during explosion in Venice
Sarasota County Fire Department personnel were called to a report of an explosion in the 100 block of Sunset Beach Drive. (Source: Sarasota County Government Emergency Services)

VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County Fire Department crews were on the scene at the 100 block of Sunset Beach Drive in Venice.

SCFD says they were called around 2:14 pm.

Two people were flown to burn centers.

A 2 alarm fire was called for a garage that was engulfed in flames.

Water was reported on the fire at 2:56 pm. Officials say the fire was under control as of 3:50 p.m.

Fire crews say 2 people were working with 80 pounds of gun fire that created an explosion in the garage. An RV near the garage also caught on fire.

No injuries to fire personnel were reported.

Over a dozen SCFD units were called to the scene with assistance from Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, Nokomis Fire Rescue and Venice Fire Department.

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