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Gas line rupture in South Baltimore is controlled, fire officials say

Baltimore Fire crews have responded to a gas line rupture in South Baltimore.
Baltimore Fire crews have responded to a gas line rupture in South Baltimore. (Courtesy Baltimore Fire)

Baltimore Fire crews responded Thursday afternoon to a gas line rupture in South Baltimore.

Officials were called around 3 p.m. to the scene in the unit block of E. Randall Street for “a gas line struck,” Baltimore Fire officials said on Twitter.

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A photo posted by the fire department to Twitter showed a large flame coming from the sidewalk area in front of a block of row houses.

Fire officials said an independent contractor was working on a water line when they instead struck a gas line, caused it to rupture. About a dozen homes were evacuated.

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No injuries were reported, fire officials said.

The department tweeted Thursday night that the leak had been controlled, and gas services restored. All by one resident was allowed to reenter their home.

The scene happened just west of Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School, near Riverside Park.

Sun reporter Talia Richman contributed to this article.

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