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Video: 5 Injured, Together with 2 Youngsters, In NW Baltimore Fireplace, Doable Explosion

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — At least three adults and two children are injured after a fire broke out in a northwest Baltimore neighborhood late Sunday.

First responders are on the scene of a three-alarm fire with a possible explosion in the 2800 block of Virginia Avenue in the Park Heights neighborhood of the city.

Eyewitnesses told WJZ’s Annie Rose Ramos that they heard a boom, before they saw a massive flame. Then they heard another boom.

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Baltimore Gas & Electric were called to the scene by city firefighters to investigate the possible explosion.

The fire broke out in a row of townhomes and people said the smoke and fire could be seen from several blocks away. The boom was heard out in the county as well.

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The injured were taken to area hospitals in serious condition.

Police are also blocking some roads and traffic in the area.

BCFD is on scene of a 3-alarm Fire w/a possible explosion in the 2800blk of Virginia Ave. 3 adults and 2 children were transported to area hospitals in serious condition. More info to follow.

— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) October 12, 2020

#BREAKING: Reports of explosions heard on 2800 block of Virginia Ave in N Baltimore -massive police presence @BaltimorePolice along w/ Fire @BaltimoreFire a& paramedics -you can see smoke coming from around the corner in the rain as police have us move back from the building@wjz

— Annie Rose Ramos (@AnnieRoseNews) October 12, 2020

*Multiple Alarm Fire*
3rd alarm fire in the Park Heights section of Baltimore involving multiple townhomes. Engines and Trucks coming from all across the city some from as far away as 4+ miles. @RichLangford734 @RyanMurphyL734 @MikeSchleyL734 @ShawnLittle734 @LoRiUnDeRwOoD51

— Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 (@BCFDL734) October 12, 2020




One of the injured being helped onto a stretcher. Many who ran out of the apt building after the explosion were welcomed onto the stoops & front porches of neighbors -out of the rain-& given blankets. This woman was waiting on a nearby front porch until the ambulance arrived @wjz

— Annie Rose Ramos (@AnnieRoseNews) October 12, 2020

Citizen app video shows fire and smoke and you can also hear sirens.

Warning: Language in the video may be unsuitable for children.

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