BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Multiple people are injured in a city fire that reports an explosion in the BGE building in downtown Baltimore.
Eyewitnesses say they heard a large explosion before seeing scaffolding fall from the building on West Fayette and Lexington Streets.
A rescue is underway as two workers who may have been cleaning windows are now clinging to the remaining scaffolding outside the skyscraper. Baltimore Fire confirms that six or seven people were injured in the incident.
#BREAKING: A rescue is under way to help window cleaners stuck on the side of the BGE building. Several eyewitnesses say they heard a big explosion just before the scaffolding fell … more to come @Wjz pic. Twitter. com / l0GMk3ks6O
The incident occurred in the 16th century, according to the city’s fire service union. floor. Firefighters are working to rescue the people who may be trapped inside and the workers who are holding onto outside the building.
PLEXPLOSION WITH RESCUE💥39 W Lexington St 21201 # DowntownBaltimore @ DowntownBalt @ CouncilmanETC # BCFDR1 reports evidence of an explosion on Floor 16 with 2 workers trapped in the scaffolding. #BCFDSOC on the way to save them. #BCFDEMS treated 2 people on the ground with burns. picture. Twitter. com / vs7rNGMKCM
On closer inspection @MyBGE: 2 men are trapped in the scaffolding on the left when firefighters break open the window to reach them. The framework on the right is completely on the side. Eyewitnesses say they both fell shortly after hearing an explosion and blowing out some windows @wjz pic. Twitter. com / hVL2iWHxnE
Roads have been closed in the area and motorists are being asked to choose alternative routes.
There is a report of a fire explosion at 110 W Fayette. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternative routes in this part of the city center. @ BaltimoreFire is there.
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