COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — BGE is being fined more than $400,000 for the gas explosion that destroyed a Columbia shopping center.

The blast happened early on a Sunday morning in August 2019.

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Luckily, no one was injured.

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The Maryland Public Service Commission says the explosion was the result of a violation of gas and electric regulations.

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Besides the fine, BGE also needs to upgrade its gas lines to more than 1,200 buildings to prevent anything like this from happening again.

CBS Baltimore Staff