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Leveled many homes....just herd
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Big explosion without big fire = not gas explosion?
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https://www.wbaltv.com/article/balti...road/33562013#
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I know we have some members down there....looks horrific....hope everyone is as safe as can be...awful
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Nat Gas prob.
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I'm near Shit Town..Not near Me...Not a good section of Town...
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If I'm correct that is the Reisterstown Rd area that is in city lines. Unless it has changed it is a poor black community. Not likely to have many THT users there.
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Originally Posted by Lone Ranger View Post
I'm near Shit Town..Not near Me...Not a good section of Town...
looks like a densely populated area...with most at home during this pandemic....not good....hope for the best...same thing happened in western Massachusetts a couple years ago...
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Older row home, 10 to 1 it was gas leak. Either caused by old age or a contractor working on a line
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Older row home, 10 to 1 it was gas leak. Either caused by old age or a contractor working on a line

A woman was killed and two other people were seriously hurt in a "major gas explosion" Monday morning involving three houses in Baltimore, fire officials said.
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Looks far worse than those casualties...hope that is it
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One of our service mechanics was on Reisterstown Road about 3/4 mile away when it blew. Scared the shit out of him, too!
Can't believe there was only one casualty.
Does Portland have natural gas??? Asking for a friend..............
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Does Portland have natural gas??? Asking for a friend..............
Let's hope so...
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Looks far worse than those casualties...hope that is it
If that is all the casualties, they got off light. Still tragic, but that looks like brutal devastation.
I expect the casualty count to go up.
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Depending on the block could also have a lot of vacant/boarded places surrounding helping to keep numbers low fortunately.
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In that area I wouldn’t be surprised if someone tried to illegally tap into a gas line. Gas looters!
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Or steeling the copper causing a leak...... pathetic to say
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Could it have been a meth lab ?
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Many cities in the Northeast have antiquated gas lines. Last year they finished replacing all the utility lines on my street. Sewer was 4 course brick from the 1880’s, the gas and water lines were a hundred years old as well.

I take my daughter for swimming lessons on Saturdays, the gym and this explosion happened on the same block. Explosion occurred Two days later and we could have very easily been driving in front when it blew up.
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