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Northwest Baltimore Gas Explosion

The Daily Dose 1-12-21

Jan 12, 2021

Governor Hogan announces a redistricting commission. Technical difficulties cut short Baltimore City Council’s first meeting of the year. Baltimore County Schools propose a budget that reflects a damaged economy. And the cause of an August residential explosion in Northwest Baltimore is revealed.

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The Aug. 10 explosion in Northwest Baltimore that killed two people, injured seven and reduced three rowhomes to rubble was due to a “large natural gas buildup” ignited by a stove, city officials said Tuesday morning.


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BGE says it has completed the inspection of their gas and electric equipment serving the 4200 block of Labyrinth Road in Northwest Baltimore, the site of this week's explosion that killed two residents.


BGE says it has found that all of its equipment—gas mains, gas service pipes and gas meters, as well as electric equipment—has been operating safely and was not the cause the natural gas explosion that occurred August 10. 


At least two people died and at least seven were critically injured after a gas explosion in Northwest Baltimore that destroyed three homes Monday morning. 

The explosion, which occurred near Labyrinth and Reisterstown roads shortly before 10 a.m., damaged surrounding homes. More than 200 rescue personnel from Baltimore City and surrounding counties were on the scene through the evening, searching for victims trapped in the rubble. The cause of the explosion is still unknown.


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Aug 10, 2020

Emergency crews are sifting through the rubble of a deadly gas explosion in residential Northwest Baltimore. Maryland’s public defenders unionize in a bid for better and safer working conditions. And medical specialists are using tele-health techniques to diagnose and treat skin cancer.

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The explosion that leveled three homes on Labyrinth Road Monday morning damaged others in the neighborhood as well. But it might not be clear for a while how many, nor how badly.

And Paul Carden, a disaster relief specialist with the Red Cross, says that’s where they come in.

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At least one person is dead and six people have been transported to the hospital in critical condition after a Monday morning explosion destroyed three rowhomes in Northwest Baltimore.


The explosion occurred shortly before 10:00 a.m. at Reisterstown and Labyrinth Roads, near the Reisterstown Road Plaza shopping center and close by the city-county line. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Over 200 rescue personnel arrived on scene, including officials from the Baltimore City Fire Department and the Baltimore County Fire Department.