TEQUESTA, Fla. - 1,000-2,000 people are believed to have been evacuated from the area. It could take up to four hours before they can return to their homes.
At about 10:30pm , official used flares to burn off the remaining propane in the tank to move the process along more quickly.
A gas leak has prompted an evacuation in northern Palm Beach County, Peter Allen of Tequesta Fire Rescue said.
He said a 30,000 gallon LP tank is leaking near railroad tracks at 950 Old Dixie Highway in Tequesta.
First responders are using foam to try and contain the leak.
Old Dixie in the area has been closed, drivers are urged to avoid the area.
Fire rescue has asked the Florida East Coast Railway to stop any trains until the situation is resolved.
Law enforcement officials are evacuating people within one mile of the tank as a precaution, but that evacuation zone might be expanded.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue is assisting Tequesta Fire Rescue.
Experts are monitoring the air until the leak is capped.
Police ID bodies found buried behind apartment
Police identified the bodies as 57-year-old Scott McNally and 39-year-old Randy Bokemeyer.
Grandfather dies after using steam room
A family wants answers. They say their grandfather died after using a steam room at a country club.
Over 6,000 homes lose power in Palm City
According to officials at Florida Power and Light, over 6,000 homes were without power in Palm City in the vicinity of Martin Downs Road.
More fallout from shutter company shutdown
More people come forward unhappy with a shuttered shutter company. Owner had just finished year-long stint as Chairman of Stuart/Martin…