Fire Officials Continue To Investigate Back-To-Back Baltimore County Home Explosions

LOCHEARN, Md. (WJZ)– Fire officials are continuing to investigate what caused two Baltimore County explosions just hours apart.

Baltimore County fire officials say there are no obvious signs of arson in Tuesday’s home explosion in Baltimore County.

RELATED: Fire Officials: No Obvious Signs Of Arson In Lochearn Explosion; 13 Residents Displaced

Baltimore County Fire crews responded to an explosion that demolished a home in Lochearn, just one day after a similar house explosion in the Baltimore Highlands.

RELATED: House Explosion In Lochearn Is 2nd In 2 Days For Baltimore County 

Firefighters were on the scene just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, in the 7400 block of Remoor Road.

“In the meantime, we’ll be sleeping in hotels,” said Francis Berchie. “It could have been worse. If it would have happened 20 minutes later, then I would be in the house.”

Authorities are already ruling out some possibilities.

“Preliminary investigations have shown there are no signs of arson,” said Elise Armacost, with the Baltimore County Fire Department.

Investigations are still in the early stages.

BGE continues to monitor the area out of an abundance of caution.

Some were told they would have to wait 6-12 months before they could return to their homes.

Fire crews say that about 10 adults and 3 children were displaced as a result of the Lochearn explosion. The Red Cross has responded to assist those with temporary housing.

On Monday, one person was taken to Shock Trauma following a home explosion in the 2800 block of Virginia Avenue in Baltimore Highlands.

“I made it to the second to the last step and there was an explosion,” Steven Richards said. “I remember just flying back up the step.”

That home is being considered a total loss.

GoFundMe accounts have been made for victims of both explosions.


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