Gas Explosion in Columbia Destroys 6 Homes

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A fiery explosion rocked Howard County last night, destroying at least six homes.

According to WJZ, one residents called BGE earlier yesterday evening and reported smelling gas. Shortly afterward, a BGE representative came to investigate the leak–and told that resident to get out of her house; minutes later, the building next door exploded. Fortunately, it seems as though no one was killed in the explosion, though two people were transported to the hospital.

Last year, a gas explosion in East Baltimore destroyed a house and killed an 8-year-old boy.

This is a good occasion to remind everyone of the signs that may indicate a gas leak — beyond the telltale rotten-egg odor. Here’s a useful list; remember to be alert!



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