UPDATE 8/11/2020 9:19 AM EST:
Baltimore officials tell CBS Baltimorethat another person has died as a result of Monday’s gas explosion.
That brings the death total to 2 people, a man and a woman. At least 5 more people are in critical condition at area hospitals.
Officials do not believe anyone else is trapped underneath any rubble.
They also confirmed that a total of 200 residents were affected by the incident, despite only 30 of those residents using temporary shelter overnight from responding agencies like the Red Cross.
UPDATE 8/10/2020 3:52 PM EST:
According to CBS Baltimore, another person has been recovered from the rubble after a deadly gas explosion leveled 3 homes in Northwest Baltimore.
UPDATE 8/10/2020 3:40 PM EST:
Baltimore fire officials have confirmed that there are a total of 6 people hurt and one woman dead after a gas explosion in Northwest Baltimore.
There’s no word on how many people are displaced at this time.
BGE said their crews are working to turn off gas to the area to better understand what has happened. They also cautioned there might be customers in the area nearby without gas or electricity and to give them a call if that’s the case.
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young and Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott offered their prayers and appreciation for first responders during a Monday afternoon press conference.
UPDATE 8/10/2020 2:55PM EST:
If you want to help those affected in the explosion, the Applebees on Reisterstown Rd. is accepting bottles of water and packaged food for affected families.
The Red Cross and FEMA is also giving out water bottles, bottles of Gatorade and sandwiches right next to the Applebees.
UPDATE 8/10/2020 2:02 PM EST:
Baltimore City Councilman Isaac Schleifer said housing inspectors are on scene to inspect homes in the area. There’s been damage reported five blocks away.
Three homes collapsed and the force of the explosion and debris below out windows and doors in at least 16 nearby homes.
The American Red Cross is on scene to help with any displaced residents. Reisterstown Road is closed between Clarks Lane and Fallstaff Road.
Baltimore County and Howard County fire crews are assisting Baltimore city fire with the search and rescue operations.
Tasha Jamerson, with BGE, said residents should continue to report if they smell gas. Call 1-877-685-0123.
Source: CBS Baltimore
UPDATE 8/10/2020 12:07 PM EST:
Baltimore fire officials have confirmed at least 6 victims in Monday morning’s explosion.
One woman has died. Four people have been taken to the hospital, crews are working to rescue one other person and are searching for any other possible victims in the rubble.
Source: CBS Baltimore
An investigation into a gas explosion in northwest Baltimore is underway.
According to CBS Baltimore, the three-home explosion happened along the 4200 block of Brookhill Road near Reisterstown Road Plaza around 10 a.m.
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Baltimore City fire officials said one woman is dead. At least two other people have been rescued so far with several more trapped inside, including children reported CNN. Video above the scene below.
This is a developing story.
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