A massive explosion happened in Baltimore, Maryland Monday morning leaving at least five people trapped, including children.
Fox Baltimore reported that several houses were impacted. One person heard over the police scanner that there were "borderline mass casualty." Thus far, however, only one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
There are no facts about the cause of the explosion at this time, but firefighters are on the scene to attempt to rescue those trapped in the rubble. At least three homes exploded, according to witnesses, prompting speculation that it could have been a massive gas leak, but those reports were unconfirmed.
"It was like a bomb!" said one resident.
⚠️⚠️MAJOR EXPLOSION WITH MULTIPLE PEOPLE TRAPPED⚠️⚠️ In the area of 6500 blk Reisterstown Rd 21215 Several houses… https://t.co/MZmbUOd6Wb— Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 (@Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734) 1597067902.0
"We are borderline mass casualty at this point. This explosion has affected at least a three block radius up here."… https://t.co/hKEGgUajyi— Justin Fenton (@Justin Fenton) 1597068266.0
#Baltimore #Explosion https://t.co/a94LjEoeBa— Baruch Sandhaus (@Baruch Sandhaus) 1597069593.0
BREAKING: Multiple injuries and entrapments reported following explosion that leveled 3 homes in Baltimore, Marylan… https://t.co/BCgKmkVG1C— 📺 (@📺) 1597069191.0
#BREAKING: Multiple homes explode in Baltimore off Reisterstown Road, people trapped inside. Several ambulances req… https://t.co/ikQR0OzWwC— Rick Ritter (@Rick Ritter) 1597069095.0
PHOTOS AND UPDATE: 1 dead, several critical injured after a blast / explosion that destroyed multiple homes in… https://t.co/wRETKkjko5— Insider Paper (@Insider Paper) 1597070788.0
#BCOFD // House Explosion// Multiple units from Baltimore County has been requested to assist Baltimore City Fire D… https://t.co/2uKSgNgKaT— Baltimore County Fire Department (@Baltimore County Fire Department) 1597070472.0
"IT WAS LIKE A BOMB" | Dean Jones said he and several others dug through the rubble looking for trapped people insi… https://t.co/7co5BzDm7Y— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@WJZ | CBS Baltimore) 1597074269.0
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