September 20, 2020

Baltimore Gas Explosion Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

A gas explosion in Baltimore on Monday left one person dead and at least two others injured, the authorities said.

A woman was killed and the two injured were in serious condition, the Baltimore City Fire Department said on Twitter.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, the Baltimore city firefighters union said on Twitter.

Firefighters were searching for more people trapped in the rubble, the Fire Department said.

Three homes were leveled, the department said. Videos showed rubble and debris from the townhomes strewn across the street.

The Fire Department described the blast as a “major gas explosion.”

The utility company, Baltimore Gas and Electric, was at the scene and working to shut off gas to surrounding homes, a spokesman said. Once the gas is turned off, it will work to inspect the site and its equipment, he said.