Video shows pressurized gas line fire on Baltimore street

Gas fire

HMN-Video shows Baltimore Fire on scene at a pressurized gas line fire.  The fire started after a contractor who was working on a water main, hit the gas line. (WBAL)

BALTIMORE — An independent contractor working on a water main hit a gas line Thursday afternoon, causing a fire in south Baltimore, officials told 11 News.

About a dozen homes were evacuated in the area of the unit block of East Randall Street. Some residents were not being allowed to return to their homes by 4 p.m.

The fire was reported around 2:30 p.m. Crews extinguished the fire around 3:10 p.m.

The fire torched a tree, but there was no damage to homes.

Baltimore Gas and Electric crews responded to the scene.


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