BALTIMORE (WJZ) — At least three adults and two children are injured after a fire broke out in a northwest Baltimore neighborhood late Sunday.

First responders are on the scene of a three-alarm fire with a possible explosion in the 2800 block of Virginia Avenue in the Park Heights neighborhood of the city.

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Eyewitnesses told WJZ’s Annie Rose Ramos that they heard a boom, before they saw a massive flame. Then they heard another boom.

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The fire broke out in a row of townhomes and people said the smoke and fire could be seen from several blocks away. The boom was heard out in the county as well.

Blair Adams from Baltimore City Fire said at least five homes were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Baltimore Gas & Electric were called to the scene by city firefighters to investigate the possible explosion.

On Monday morning, BGE said that they did shut off the gas in the area, but that no leaks were detected.


The injured were taken to area hospitals in serious condition.

On Monday, city officials said the victims were a 54-year-old man, a 45-year-old man, a pregnant woman and children ages 3 and 4.

Police are also blocking some roads and traffic in the area.

Baltimore City Councilman Isaac ‘Yitzy’ Schleifer said he felt an explosion by his house which is nearby and came out to help.

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Citizen app video shows fire and smoke and you can also hear sirens.

Warning: Language in the video may be unsuitable for children.

This story was originally published on Oct. 11, 2020. 

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Annie Rose Ramos