Buildings evacuated in downtown Baltimore after gas line struck

Buildings evacuated in downtown Baltimore after gas line struck

Buildings were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after workers struck a high-pressure natural gas line in downtown Baltimore, fire officials according to 11 News. Fire officials said a contractor was working around 3 p.m. Wednesday on a building under construction in the unit block of East Baltimore Street. Officials said crews struck a gas line.

Fire crews were called to the scene and detected an odor of apparent natural gas in the area. The buildings at 10 Light St. and 6 St. Paul St., among other buildings, were evacuated, SkyTeam 11 reported. Baltimore Gas and Electric spokeswoman Linda Foy said a contractor cut into a BGE line. The line was repaired at 7:30 p.m. and Baltimore Street, which was shut down between Charles and Light streets, was reopened. No one was hurt.

Source: WBALTV