By Rachel Menitoff

EDGEWOOD, Md. (WJZ) — A gas explosion in Edgewood leveled a home down to its foundation Sunday night.

The explosion damaged adjacent homes and sent a resident of the house to a burn center with serious burns.

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Units from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company responded around 9:30 p.m. to the scene at the 2500 block of Thornberry Road for multiple reports of the explosion. Surrounding fire companies and departments put the resulting fire from the explosion out by midnight.


There were no injuries reported from the adjacent homes that were damaged.

The man injured in the explosion was able to leave the house and was transported to a burn center by responders in critical condition. He is now in stable condition, officials said.

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BGE officials said in a statement Monday afternoon that all of its own equipment such as gas mains, service pipes and meters showed no damage. Early investigations indicate there was private work being done on a stove in the house, the company said.

The State Fire Marshall’s Office is leading the investigation.

Two dogs were rescued from the wreckage, officials said.


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