Explosion Debris Cleanup Underway in Downtown Fort Worth, Investigators Searching for Cause

FORT WORTH, Texas – After an explosion in downtown Fort Worth injured 21 people, crews are working to clean up the debris as investigators seek to determine the cause of the blast. The explosion at the Sandman Signature Fort Worth Hotel on Monday afternoon caused shattered glass and part of the building’s facade to fall onto the streets below. Additionally, two floors of the hotel collapsed into the subbasement. As on-site operations wind down, investigators …

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Parade Safety Concerns Arise After Fort Worth Hotel Explosion Injuries

FORT WORTH, Texas – A suspected gas leak caused an explosion at a downtown Fort Worth hotel, injuring 21 people. Now, many are concerned about whether the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo parade, scheduled for Jan. 13, 2024, will still take place. Matt Brockman, communications director for the Fort Worth Stock Show, stated that they are hopeful the parade will continue as planned. However, they are also mindful of the ongoing investigation of the …

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Gas Leak Causes Deadly Explosion in Downtown Fort Worth, Revealing Widespread Infrastructure Risk

FORT WORTH, Texas – After an explosion at a downtown Fort Worth hotel on Monday, fire officials are pointing to a gas leak as the likely cause. This incident is part of a larger pattern of gas leaks and explosions across the country, raising concerns about the safety of aging infrastructure in cities. According to data from the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, there have been 3,138 significant gas leak incidents since 2010, …

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Disastrous Explosion at Fort Worth Hotel Raises Concerns About Gas Leak

FORT WORTH, Texas – City officials are investigating an explosion at the Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel. The fire and police chiefs assured that there is no evidence to suggest the explosion was intentional and dismissed rumors of car bombs or other malicious activities. Instead, they are looking into a possible gas leak at the site. Fire Chief Jim Davis reported that the hotel suffered a major structural issue, with the concrete floor on …

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Closed ‘Several Days’: Blocks of Downtown Fort Worth Shut Down After Hotel Blast

FORT WORTH, Texas – A significant portion of downtown Fort Worth may remain closed for several days following an explosion at a hotel. The blast, which occurred at the Hilton hotel, has prompted safety officials to cordon off multiple blocks in the area. The explosion is reported to have caused significant damage to the hotel and neighboring buildings. As a result, authorities have cautioned that it may take several days to properly assess the structural …

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Explosive 1986 Blasts Transformed Downtown Fort Worth Forever, Two Huge Detonations Unearth City’s History

FORT WORTH, Texas – In 1986, the city of Fort Worth, Texas, was shaken by two massive explosions that left a lasting impact on the community. The blasts, which rocked downtown Fort Worth, changed the city forever. The explosions, which occurred at a storage facility for hazardous chemicals, caused widespread destruction and instilled fear in the hearts of the residents. The incident forced the city to reevaluate its safety protocols and led to significant changes …

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Explosion at Fort Worth Hotel Injures 21, Investigation Ongoing

FORT WORTH, Texas – An explosion rocked the downtown area of Fort Worth, injuring 21 people and causing extensive damage to a hotel on Monday afternoon. The blast, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. local time at the Sandman Signature Hotel, is believed to have been caused by a gas leak, according to Fort Worth Fire Department officials. One person is in critical condition as a result of the explosion, while 14 others have been transported …

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Explosion at Fort Worth Hotel: 21 Injured, 3 Restaurant Employees Among Victims

FORT WORTH, Texas – After the explosion that rocked the Sandman Hotel in downtown Fort Worth on Monday afternoon, more information is becoming available about the 21 people who were injured in the incident. Emergency officials in Fort Worth provided an update on the injured, stating that one patient was in critical condition, four others were facing serious injuries, and 16 people were left with minor injuries. JPS Hospital in Fort Worth received four of …

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Explosion Suspected to Be Caused by Natural Gas in Fort Worth Hotel

Fort Worth, Texas – A suspected natural gas explosion at the W.T. Waggoner Building, which was recently transformed into the Sandman Signature Fort Worth Hotel, resulted in at least 21 injuries. The explosion, which occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on Monday, blew out parts of the hotel’s facade, causing visible damage along 8th Street and into a nearby parking lot. Officials have not yet confirmed the cause, but the ATF and Fort Worth Fire Department …

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Explosion at Fort Worth Hotel: Viewer Photos Revealed

FORT WORTH, Texas – An explosion at the Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel on Monday afternoon prompted NBC 5 viewers to share photos from the scene. The explosion resulted in property damage, and some individuals who submitted photos wished to remain anonymous. The incident led to the submission of nine photos by viewers who wanted to share their perspective with iSee@nbcdfw.com. The images captured the aftermath of the hotel explosion, showcasing the impact on …

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