Gas Leak Baltimore: The fire department said some buildings in downtown Baltimore were evacuated Friday afternoon due to a strong stench of gas. Crews were dispatched to the 400 block of West Baltimore Street for a strong odour of gas, according to city fire authorities.
According to Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734, crews from Baltimore Gas & Electric stopped a gas leak approximately an hour after workers struck a high-pressure natural gas pipe in the unit block of E. Baltimore Street. According to the union, buildings around the leak were being ventilated.
Crews from Baltimore Gas and Electric turned off the gas and electricity in the area. There were no injuries recorded. The issue is affecting streets around the University of Maryland Medical Center, including Greene, Baltimore, Redwood, and Paca streets.
The Redwood Pharmacy building has been evacuated, according to UMMC. There are no ongoing evacuations from University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) facilities, according to police.
Announcement of UMMC is A large gas leak in Downtown Baltimore is impacting streets near UMMC. Streets impacted include Greene, Baltimore, Redwood & Paca. The building housing the Redwood Pharmacy is evacuated. Call Weinberg Pharmacy for assistance; 410.328.5243. Please avoid the area.