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Gas Line Struck In Downtown Baltimore, Fire Officials Say

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Crews with Baltimore Gas & Electric have stopped a gas leak about an hour after workers struck a high-pressure natural gas line in the unit block of E. Baltimore Street, according to Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734.

Buildings near the leak were being ventilated, the union said.

About 3:08 p.m., the union tweeted about the leak, saying E. Baltimore Street had been shut down between N. Charles and Light streets.

A nearby apartment tower at 10 Light St. was evacuated by the fire department.

In a tweet, the Baltimore City Fire department said the line was struck in a building at 17 E. Baltimore St.

"At this time, no threat is presented to the community," the fire department said.

Roads in the area were reopened by 5:30 p.m., officials said.

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