The Dallas Morning Information
Fort Value hearth officers shut down rumors that terrorism or legal exercise have been behind an explosion at a downtown Fort Worth hotel, imploring the general public to cease sharing false info.
“There’s NO THREAT to the general public security within the wake of yesterday’s incident,” the fireplace division wrote Tuesday on Facebook. Rumors about the reason for the blast have unfold on social media, together with false hypothesis that it was associated to President Joe Biden, who was in Dallas to honor the late Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson.
The explosion Monday afternoon within the basement of the Sandman Signature Resort injured 21 folks, together with one critically, and blanketed downtown streets in chunks of wooden, glass and drywall. Police have deemed the realm outdoors the resort a “sizzling zone” — closed to the general public till it’s deemed secure, which can seemingly take a number of days.
Authorities have repeatedly stated the explosion was likely caused by a gas leak, however they’re nonetheless investigating. The basement of the resort is residence to Musume, an Asian fusion restaurant the place development was ongoing.
“We’re working with officers to verify the reason for the explosion,” the fireplace division stated. “We have now said that it has the traits of a pure gasoline explosion and proceed to state that till a affirmation of trigger will be decided.”
New this morning: @FortWorthFire shares photos of their rescues within the aftermath of yesterday’s explosion on the Sandman Signature Resort downtown.
It’s unbelievable everybody made it out alive.
— Adriana De Alba (@adealbaWFAA) January 9, 2024
Search and rescue crews continued to comb by means of the wreckage in search of extra victims on Tuesday, as firefighters cleared particles from contained in the resort.
🚨#BREAKING: Important Explosion has taken place at a Resort with mass casualty incident declared
Presently, quite a few authorities and different regulation enforcement personnel are on the scene of a major gasoline explosion on the Sandman Signature resort in… pic.twitter.com/63bd2c7qnb
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) January 8, 2024
“We admire your cooperation in sharing solely factual info and refraining from creating any dialogue that contradicts what extremely educated professionals on scene of the incident are discovering.”