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Officials to give an update on August 2020 NW Baltimore gas explosion on Tuesday

Posted at 8:12 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 08:12:05-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Officials have an update on the deadly gas explosion that killed two people last summer in Northwest Baltimore.

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The August 10 gas explosion happened on Labyrinth Road, just before 10 a.m. in a neighborhood that's behind the Reisterstown Road Plaza Shopping Center, near the city-county line. It reduced three homes to rubble and damaged dozens of others.

When Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) finished its investigation last year, it found no gas leaks on its lines. However, the investigation led them to believe customer-owned equipment, such as an appliance or piping, was the most likely cause of the explosion.

About 200 neighbors had their windows shattered or front doors broken by the blast and thirty people were displaced because their homes were so badly damaged.

After BGE concluded its own investigation, it was left in the hands of the Baltimore City Fire Department and other local, state and federal agencies.

The press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m.

This article will be updated when more information becomes available, so be sure to check back for more detail.