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

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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