Edgewood, Maryland (WJZ) — On Sunday night, a gas explosion in Edgewood razed a house to the ground.
The explosion damaged an adjacent house and sent a resident of the house to a burn center with severe burns.
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The unit of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Fighting Company arrived at the scene in the 2500 block of Thornberry Road at around 9:30 pm and received multiple reports of explosions. The surrounding fire companies and departments put out the fire caused by the explosion before midnight.
There were no reports of casualties in the damaged houses nearby.
The man injured in the explosion was able to leave the house and was taken to the burn center by emergency personnel in critical condition. Officials said that he is now in a stable condition.
#break in – The Lieutenant State Fire Department is actively investigating a house explosion in the 2500 block of Thornberry Dr in Edgewood. It was confirmed that there was a person in the house when the explosion occurred and was able to save himself. pic.twitter.com/9wk4kZpuby
— Maryland State Fire Chief (@MarylandOSFM) October 11, 2021
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Investigators and BGE staff from the Maryland State Fire Commissioner’s Office worked through the night. Gas in the area has been shut down, but the cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The staff is focusing the investigation on the kitchen area.
Officials said that two dogs were rescued from the wreckage.
Fire officials and neighbors found 2 missing dogs rescued from the blast at the Edgewood house. The man living in the house suffered severe burns and is currently recovering in the hospital. @wjz pic.twitter.com/xkQs3m7tD6
— Rachel Menitoff (@RachelMenitoff) October 11, 2021
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