By CBS Baltimore Staff

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.

Luckily, no one was injured.

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

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