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GATESVILLE, Texas Emergency crews responded to a report of a large explosion Tuesday afternoon at a construction site at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville and there are reports of injuries.
Ambulances were being requested from surrounding communities.
Firefighters were responding from surrounding towns and cities, as well.
At least two area hospitals are on standby, expecting to receive injured victims.
The nearby Oaks at Coryell and the Meadows, both of which are nursing facilities, are being evacuated.
Tyler Ayers was working on the construction site when the explosion happened.
“I got hit in the head by a light fixture, but I’m okay,” he said.
“There was an electrical generator on the other side of the building and it just blew up and scattered stuff all over the place.”
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Gatesville police have confirmed there was an explosion Tuesday afternoon at Coryell Memorial Hospital.
UPDATE 4:36 p.m. EDT—After reports of an explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas, emergency management officials confirmed to KCEN-TV there was a building collapse and that 12 patients were evacuated to other hospitals.
GATESVILLE, Texas – At least 12 people have been evacuated and transported to area hospitals after an explosion occurred Tuesday afternoon at Gatesville Memorial Hospital, Gatesville police confirmed.
The office of emergency management confirmed there was a building collapse.
Multiple fire crews are at the scene working an active fire.
Coryell County District Attorney Dusty Boyd said the power is out at a nearby nursing home and they are currently evacuating patients.
Coryell Memorial Healthcare System provides a range of health services including a 25-bed licensed hospital, Level IV Trauma Center emergency room, more than 30 primary and specialty care providers, an advanced wound care center, outpatient rehabilitation center, skilled nursing facility with long-term care and inpatient rehabilitation, assisted living and independent living apartments.
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