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21 injured in explosion in downtown Baltimore, workers rescued from scaffolding

Photo from Baltimore City Fire Department

(BALTIMORE, MD) Baltimore officials say 21 people were injured after an explosion in downtown Baltimore Wednesday morning. 


Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott released a statement saying, an explosion ignited a fire near the top of the BGE building on West Fayette Street near North Liberty Street. 






Terrifying images show workers hanging from a scaffolding on the side of the building. 



A 2nd alarm was called to help fight a fire on the 16th floor.

Officials say, nine people are in critical condition and one person is in serious condition. 

A total of 23 people were rescued during this incident. 

No word yet on what caused the explosion. 




Window Washers Rescued From Scaffolding After Explosion in BGE Building @CitizenApp 110 W Fayette St 8:27:15 AM EST