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Homes Blocks Away From Baltimore Gas Explosion Sustain Damage

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Three homes collapsed and one woman was killed after a gas explosion in a northwest Baltimore neighborhood.

But the force was so strong from the explosion, it blew out windows blocks away and could be felt for several miles.

The deadly explosion happened around 9:54 a.m. along Labyrinth Road at Reisterstown Road near Brookhill Road. Two people, a man and woman, were killed in the blast and seven others were injured.

WJZ's Ava-joye Burnett toured a home a block away where a window was blown out. The resident, who's a nurse at Sinai Hospital, said the foundation of her home may have shifted as well from the force.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Security Camera Catches Blast

The woman showed WJZ broken glass throughout her home. She also said they cannot open their backdoor anymore -- it's jammed because the home may have shifted. Ceramic tile in her kitchen also was damaged by the blast.

She said her husband called her while she was at work and said there was an explosion and that she needed to come home.

Dozens of homes have been impacted damaged by the explosion.

Emergency crews are going door-to-door to talk to residents and inform them of the next steps, including boarding up broken windows and doors. The American Red Cross is also helping displaced residents.

You can read live updates here: 1 Dead, 7 Injured After Gas Explosion Rocks Northwest Baltimore Neighborhood Near Reisterstown Road Plaza


WJZ reporters Paul Gessler, Annie Rose Ramos, Ava-joye Burnett, Kelsey Kushner and Rachel Menitoff contributed to this report.

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