A gas explosion in Baltimore has left adults and children trapped, according to reports.
Medical units have been called to the scene and Baltimore County firefighters have been called to help. One woman was confirmed dead following the explosion.
“Several houses exploded. At least 5 people trapped, some children. A Collapse Response and Second Alarm has been called,” tweeted Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734. The tweet was retweeted by the Baltimore Office of Emergency Management.
⚠️⚠️MAJOR EXPLOSION WITH MULTIPLE PEOPLE TRAPPED⚠️⚠️
In the area of 6500 blk Reisterstown Rd 21215
Several houses exploded. At least 5 people trapped, some children. A Collapse Respose and Second Alarm has been called.
— Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 (@BCFDL734) August 10, 2020
The explosion killed one person and injured several others, the Baltimore city fire union reports. Firefighters were in contact with a person trapped in the rubble, the union reported. The explosion appears to have leveled several homes, according to the union.
— Baltimore County Fire Department (@BaltCoFire) August 10, 2020
It happened around 10 a.m. in the northeast part of Baltimore.