Police shut down a section of U.S. 1 in central Florida due to fires from an explosion on Tuesday morning.
Palm Bay police said in a Twitter post that officers were checking out reports of an explosion. They posted photos of smoke plumes coming from an industrial area.
Florida Today reported that several large explosions were heard around 10:30 a.m. Smoke dissipated within about 30 minutes, but a shelter-in-place order was given for Palm Bay High School, and other nearby schools.
Source: Tampa Bay Times