PHOTOS: Explosion in Baltimore; 1 dead, 1 trapped

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A natural gas explosion has completely leveled three row houses in Baltimore, killing one person and critically injuring several others.

A fourth home was partly destroyed. Rescue workers are picking through piles of wreckage; the firefighters union says one person is still trapped while another was pronounced dead at the scene, and at least two more were taken to hospitals.

The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company says it got an initial call from firefighters just before 10 a.m. and it’s working to shut off gas around the immediate vicinity. One neighbor said he heard a boom before a second blast blew out his windows.  

Baltimore City Fire Department carries a person out from the debris after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has levelled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Baltimore City Fire Department carries a person out from the debris after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Firefighters at the scene of where homes are destroyed Monday, August 10, 2020 at Boxhill Road and Reisterstown Road in Northeast Baltimore. A natural gas explosion has completely destroyed three row houses in Baltimore, killing at least one person and critically injuring several others. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
The inside of a home across the street is damaged after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A woman stands in front of a pile of debris after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Authorities guide a person after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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