Market on University
At approximately 11:28 a.m. the City of Plantation received an emergency call regarding an explosion at the Market on University shopping plaza located at 1041 S. University Drive. The nature of the explosion is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall. A number of adjacent properties experienced damage. Nineteen individuals were transported to area hospitals. One of the individuals was a trauma alert that is now in stable condition. Four individuals were treated and released at the scene. There were no fatalities and none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. The Family Reunification Center was opened on July 6th at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the Central Park Multipurpose Center located at 9151 NW 2nd Street and was closed down at 6:00 p.m.
This page has been created to provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding the incident.
Most frequently asked questions
I am an employee of one of the businesses affected by the incident and need assistance finding a job. Who do I contact? Contact the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce at 954-587-1410. They have a list of employers with job openings you may be able to apply for.
I am a Teco Peoples Gas customer and suspect a gas leak or smell natural gas, who do I contact? First, move to a safe location and call Teco’s customer service number at 877-832-6747. Representatives are available 24/7 to answer calls. If your call goes unanswered, call 911.
My home sustained damaged as a result of the incident. What do I do next? If you believe your property was damaged as a result of this incident, call the Marketplace on University Property Management office at 954-622-4210.
I want to volunteer my time to help those affected by the incident. Who do I contact to offer my help? At this time, no volunteers are needed.
I have employment opportunities available for victims of the incident. Who can I contact? If you have any employment opportunities available please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce at 954-587-1410 with the employment information.
I am seeing so many GoFundMe pages being launched to help individual victims of the incident. Why hasn’t the City set one up for the victims? As a municipal government office, the City is prohibited from collecting funds on behalf of individuals or a third party.
What other resources are available to the victims of the incident? For a running list of agencies offering additional group therapy, emergency assistance, rent/mortgage and utility assistance, we are compiling a list here: Listing of additional resources
I have a question not answered here. Who can I email? If you have a question that was not answered on this page, please send an email to AskCityHall@plantation.org or to the Greater Plantation Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com.
How do I request documents regarding the incident?
Please submit all public records request by calling 954-797-2719 or via email to SSlattery@plantation.org. You may also file a public records request on our Public Records Center.
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