Baltimore County Police Determine Randallstown Explosion Was Accidental

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Baltimore County, Maryland – Yesterday’s natural gas explosion at a Randallstown apartment complex was accidental and originated in an HVAC closet in a second-floor unit, BCoPD fire investigators have determined.

Baltimore Mayor's Office On Criminal Justice

No one was injured in the incident. Several people were displaced from the second-floor apartment where the explosion originated.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 10:44 a.m. to the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Circle, 21133, for a report of an explosion in a building at the three-story garden apartment complex. Crews evacuated the building of origin and the adjacent buildings and searched for injured patients; they found none. BGE and a county building engineer responded to the scene.

Crews used gas meters to monitor levels of dangerous gases and found low readings. Units began clearing the scene around 11:25 a.m.

Randallstown’s Engine 18 was first on the scene. Sixteen BCoFD units responded.

The press release is available at baltimorecountymd.gov.

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