Crocker Park Explosion: 1,000-Gallon Propane Tank Explodes In Westlake, Ohio -- Stay Away, Warns Fire Dept. [Video]

Paula Mooney

There has been an incredible explosion that happened in Westlake, Ohio. The Crocker Park explosion can be seen in videos like the one below, which might be disturbing to some viewers.

"The explosion that many across the WestShore region felt and heard earlier was a 1,000 gallon propane tank exploding in the construction area at Crocker Park. NOFD has personnel on scene assisting Westlake and other WeShare Fire departments. At this time, they are asking that you stay away from the area and some roads are closed."

Retail, Dining, and Residential all united in a park-like setting filled with the captivating charm and bustling energy of a traditional downtown main street.

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As seen in the top photo above, customers walk into an Abercrombie & Fitch store at Crocker Park in Westlake, Ohio. The photo was taken on Monday, August 14, 2006 -- nearly 10 years before the huge explosion of the propane tank in Crocker Park on Thursday, March 10. Several local news crews are reportedly on the way to the scene of the Crocker Park explosion to uncover more details.

Updates about Crocker Park are pouring into Twitter and Facebook -- either under the Crocker Park label or under Westlake.

"So freakin scary. This is right outside the gym. I just finished working out and was standing right by the window when it exploded. The whole freakin building shook!"

"I was leaving the parking lot when this exploded I thought my wheels had fallen off lucky to be alive the idiots at Crocker Park hit a gas line last year thankfully no explosion but it's clear they have no idea what they're doing building this place."