WDBJ7 Web Staff
5:07 PM EST, December 18, 2012
AMHERST COUNTY, Va.
We are learning more about what caused an explosion at an Amherst County shopping center.
Investigators believe a vehicle hit a propane tank behind the AmbriarShoppingCenter.
That created a leak in the tank and started a fire. The fire then caused a second tank to explode.
The explosion caused about $100,000 in damage to the University of Virginia Dialysis Center.
It's not clear when the Dialysis Center or when the stores at the shopping center will re-open.
Two firefighters were hurt, but not seriously.
A propane tank exploded at the AmbriarShoppingCenter in Amherst County Monday night.
A fire ball shot through the sky and landed in the UVA Dialysis Center.
Staff will call patients to reschedule appointments.
If a patient does not receive a call within one hour of their appointment, they should call (434) 924-5590.
The explosion blew holes into the back of the building and damaged several businesses.
No one was hurt.
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