Massive Baltimore explosion destroys several houses, killing at least 1 and injuring 4

A massive gas line explosion rocked a neighborhood of northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person and injuring four, officials said.

The blast — near Labyrinth and Reisterstown Roads — happened a little before 10 a.m. and killed at least one woman, according to the Baltimore City Fire Department.

Three homes appeared to be wiped out in the explosion, as firefighters frantically sifted through rubble to look for more possible victims.

The cause of the blast was not immediately known, city fire spokeswoman Blair Adams said.

“We are on the scene and working closely with the fire department to make the situation safe,” Baltimore Gas and Electric Company spokeswoman Tasha Jamerson said in a statement.

“Crews are working to turn off gas to the buildings in the immediate area. Once the gas is off we can begin to safely assess the situation including inspections of BGE equipment.”

This is a developing story, please refresh here for updates.

Per: NBC

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