A gas leak in historic Ellicott City has been stopped by Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crews on scene Thursday, according to a spokesman for the utility.
Crews have stopped the flow of gas to the building and in the process of venting it, according to Nick Alexopulos, a BGE spokesman.
Main Street has reopened to traffic, Howard police said.
The leak occurred in the 8000 block of Tiber Alley. Alexopulos provided the address of 8069 Tiber Alley, which is the address for the former Rumor Mill Restaurant.
The fire department was notified at 11:40 a.m. and sent 40 firefighters to help clear 30 buildings on lower Main Street, according to Maria Hogg, a fire department spokeswoman. One fireman was sent to the hospital because of heat exhaustion. He is expected to make a full recovery.