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Baltimore Fire crews investigates a 3-alarm fire; BGE says no gas leaks were found

Posted at 11:54 PM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 17:33:38-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Fire crews are investigating a 3-alarm fire in Northwest Baltimore.

Fire officials said, the fire, which they believe is a possible explosion, happened on Sunday, at around 10 p.m., in the 2800 block of Virginia Avenue in Park Heights.

According to the department, three adults and two children were taken to the hospital and are in serious condition.

Fire officials now say three victims have been released from the hospital and two others remain in the hospital in stable condition.

Early Monday morning, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) released the following statement on the fire:

BGE responded to the scene last night at the Fire Department's request to shut off gas and electric service in the area as a standard safety precaution. BGE crews worked throughout the night to canvass the area and found no readings of gas. Gas service pipes leading to the homes were pressure tested by BGE crews overnight under the oversight of Maryland Public Service Commission inspectors and were found to have no leaks.

BGE’s records for this area show no recent leaks, no repairs or active project work and no gas odor calls in the last 12 months. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Department. We are working with the Fire Department to ensure continued safety and to aid in its investigation.

This incident happened just about three miles away from the gas explosion that happened in August, near the Reisterstown Road Plaza. That explosion killed two people, destroyed three rowhomes and damaged several others.

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WMAR-2 News will update this story with more information, soon as it become available.