DEVELOPING: ‘Major Incident’ Declared in Fort Worth, Texas — At Least 11 Injured in Major Explosion at Downtown Sandman Hotel (VIDEO)

Photo: Fort Worth City Council Member Carlos Flores/Facebook

A huge explosion rocked the downtown area of Fort Worth, leading to a ‘major incident’ at the Sandman Hotel.

WFAA has reported that the incident is suspected to have been caused by a gas explosion.

“We are currently working a Major Incident. Please avoid the downtown area. PIOs are on scene. We will share more details as soon as we can confirm more information,” Fort Worth Police wrote on X.

We are currently working a Major Incident. Please avoid the downtown area.
PIOs are on scene.
We will share more details as soon as we can confirm more information. pic.twitter.com/oI7DxKO7eR

— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) January 8, 2024

“The FWFD (along with multiple other emergency responders) is on scene of a major incident in downtown #FortWorth. PLEASE avoid this area. We will provide updated information as it becomes available,” the Fort Worth Fire Department wrote.

The #FWFD (along with multiple other emergency responders) is on scene of a major incident in downtown #FortWorth. PLEASE avoid this area. We will provide updated information as it becomes available. Follow our #FWDowntownAlert for updated details moving forward. pic.twitter.com/XK5sHtTaBe

— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) January 8, 2024

The explosion caused significant damage to the infrastructure of the Sandman Hotel, a popular destination for both tourists and business travelers. Windows of the building were shattered by the blast, and a cloud of smoke was seen billowing from the site.

MedStar has reported that there are 11 individuals injured so far: one in critical condition, two with serious injuries, and the remaining injuries are considered non-serious, per reporter for WFAA, Matt Howerton.

MedStar has not reported any fatalities at this time.

According to Fort Worth City official X account, “The smell of gas is prevalent in the area. A two block radius has been established by [Fort Worth Fire Department] and [Fort Worth Police Department].”

The smell of gas is prevalent in the area. A two block radius has been established by @FortWorthFire and @fortworthpd.

— City of Fort Worth (@CityofFortWorth) January 8, 2024

WATCH:

#BREAKING: Significant Explosion has taken place at a Hotel with mass casualty incident declared

#FortWorth | #Texas

Currently, numerous authorities and other law enforcement personnel are on the scene of a significant gas explosion at the Sandman Signature hotel in… pic.twitter.com/63bd2c7qnb

— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) January 8, 2024

Another video:

BREAKING: Explosion at Fort Worth, Texas hotel with mass casualty incident declared pic.twitter.com/vMZaIZ3wA5

— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) January 8, 2024

Aerial view of the scene of the explosion at Sandman Hotel:

JUST IN – Aerial view of the scene of explosion at Sandman hotel in downtown Fort Worth, Texas pic.twitter.com/Gx4UFpiZDQ

— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) January 8, 2024

Families seeking information about their loved ones are advised to go to Sundance Square.

“The family reunification area for those who were involved in the downtown incident this afternoon will be at SUNDANCE SQUARE. If you are looking for a loved one, please go to Sundance Square (420 Main Street) for more information,” the fire department wrote.

4:50PM UPDATE: The exact address for the family assistance center/reunification area is 200 5th Street (the parking lot for Sundance Square). #FWDowntownAlert

— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) January 8, 2024

This story has been updated with additional information. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

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