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P.G. Fire Department investigating electrical explosion at Olive Garden in Laurel

P.G. Fire Department investigating electrical explosion at Olive Garden in Laurel

The Prince George’s County Fire Department is investigating what it described as an “electrical explosion” that blew out the back of an Olive Garden Wednesday afternoon in Laurel.

About 30 firefighters were called around 1:20 p.m. to the restaurant at 14650 Baltimore Ave., said fire department spokeswoman Teresa Crisman, where debris was sprawled across the rear parking lot.

Crisman said about 90 employees and staff were inside at the time of the explosion. The manager told investigators the panel was “crackling” before it blew a back door and other debris into the parking lot.

Investigators reported a panel exploded inside a closet in the back of the restaurant,...

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