WOODLAWN, Md. — An explosion at a Baltimore County business sent four police officers, two EMTs and a civilian to the hospital Monday evening.
The explosion happened in the 1700 block of N. Rolling Road at the Libra Nails & Spa in Windsor Mill.
Investigators were called to the strip mall for possible criminal activity, and when they arrived, there was some type of explosion involving possible hazardous materials.
"We were inside the store there working on computers and I heard a really loud sound and the building collapse," a nearby business owner said. "I came outside and the window was already popped out. It seemed like somebody was fighting on the inside."
#BREAKING UPDATE:— Dave Detling (@WMARDave) May 17, 2022
Baltimore Co. Fire Dept says ATF is assisting in the investigation.
Fire has been put out.@WMAR2News spoke to nearby business that was closing up when explosion occured. pic.twitter.com/G11bUsa9sX
Fire crews said the fire is under control.
#BREAKING— Dave Detling (@WMARDave) May 17, 2022
Heavy presence of Baltimore County Fire Department on scene off Rolling Road.
Working to put out flames and possible hazmat situation.
This is taking place in the Security Station Shopping Center/Plaza.
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The first responders are expected to survive.
Roughly seven businesses were impacted by this explosion in the strip mall.
The ATF is assisting the Baltimore County Fire Department in the investigation.
WMAR-2 News will provide updates as they become available.
Fire crews are telling people to avoid the area.