Gas leak causes building evacuations, street closures in downtown Baltimore

Posted at 2:08 PM, May 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 19:02:12-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — A potential gas leak has caused multiple building evacuations and road closures in downtown Baltimore.

The smell of gas and elevated levels were detected inside a building in the 400 block of W. Baltimore Street, prompting several buildings including restaurants to be evacuated in the block.

BGE and the Baltimore City Fire Department are on scene and have shut off gas and electric to the building.

S. Greene, W. Baltimore, W. Redwood, and S. Paca Streets near Plaza Park, are among the other roads impacted.

No injuries have been reported.

At around 5:15 p.m., firefighters gave the all clear but say its best to avoid the area to avoid any traffic caused by the closures as well as the strong gas odor.

We will receive an official cause within the next few days.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.