The condo building is located in the city of Sunny Isles Beach, about 20 miles north of Miami.
Multiple rescue units are on the scene.
Two people were airlifted to a nearby hospital from the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.The exact amount and severity of the injuries was unknown.
CBS Miami’s aerial footage showed fire trucks in the area around noon. “I just heard the boom and then I ran to the stairwell”, Vega said. “I saw blocks and walls falling next to me”, Vega added, before being pulled away by lawyers and his bosses. They have not yet said when it will reopen.
The explosion damaged the cables on the building’s elevators and trapped two people and forced firefighters to walk up to the roof to evaluate the damage. “It got your heart racing”.
The incident happened at the building at 17475 Collins Avenue.
NBC 6 is reporting that there was a rooftop natural gas explosion, causing a shower of glass and debris to fall from the 32-story building.
Nuria Serrano, public information officer for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, says two people were taken by air to a trauma center.