Explosion rocks Baltimore neighborhood, 1 person killed

Explosion rocks Baltimore neighborhood

BALTIMORE — At least one person is dead and several people, some possibly children, were trapped after an explosion rocked a Baltimore neighborhood, according to multiple media reports.

Several homes were damaged in Northwest Baltimore in what is being called a “major” gas explosion, The Baltimore Sun reported.

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It happened just before 10 a.m. and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company are on the scene, NBC News reported.

One woman was killed and at least two others were seriously injured, fire officials told the newspaper.

Officials are still searching for more victims, WBFF reported.

At least three homes were destroyed, WJZ reported.

Major explosion reported in Baltimore

HAPPENING NOW: A major explosion has been reported in Baltimore with several houses destroyed and multiple people trapped, including some children.

Posted by ABC 7 News - WJLA on Monday, August 10, 2020

The explosion happened on the fourth anniversary of the Flower Branch Apartments explosion in Silver Spring, Maryland, WJLA reported. That blast killed seven people, including two children. The National Transportation Safety Board said a faulty gas regulator caused the 2016 explosion, WJLA reported.