TEQUESTA (CBSMiami) – Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a city along the Treasure Coast of Florida.

The cause of a 30,000 liquid petroleum leak is still unknown according to CBS affiliate WPEC.

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Police said the LP tank began to leak Thursday while workers were filling it up at 901 Old Dixie Highway, a quarter mile south of County Line Road in Tequesta.

Officials said it is extremely flammable and in a stationary tank next to rail road tracks at a distribution point.

Tequesta police called this a ‘very serious situation’.

Officials have evacuated residents in Palm Beach and Martin Counties by going door to door and using a reverse 911 call.

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Amerigas will help off load the remaining gas by burning it off. The public should be aware because a large orange glow will emit in the air from this.



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