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Victim Identified in Gas Station Explosion
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Victim Identified in Gas Station Explosion

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Today the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office released the name of the man injured in the St. Augustine gas station explosion Friday afternoon.

The victim, David Hunt Cowles, 61 is from Fort McCoy, Florida according to Sgt. Chuck Mulligan.

Cowles was transported to the burn unit at Shands Gainesville shortly after the explosion.

There is currently no update on his condition. 

Witnesses said Friday they were not sure how someone could survive such a large explosion and fire. 

The fire raged for at least two hours before firefighters were able to get it under control, said Lt. Jeremy Robshaw with the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Department. 

People reported seeing the smoke all over St. Johns County and many of them took photos and videos of the incident. 

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