TRAFFIC ALERT| Medic injured after underground fire in Downtown Baltimore

TRAFFIC ALERT| Medic injured after underground fire in Downtown Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- WBFF -- The Baltimore Fire Department says that a medic was injured and two firetrucks were damaged after four manholes exploded in Downtown Baltimore, on Monday evening.

According to officials, the manholes exploded after an underground electrical fire. A manhole cover struck a medic and the medic was taken to a hospital for non life threatening injuries.

People were also evacuated at the scene and told to avoid North Charles Street and Lexington Street due to fire activity and road closures.

Baltimore Gas & Electric was called to the scene to cut electric and crews used a compound to smother the fire. Officials also say that they are no longer using the compound and are letting the fire burn out, while monitoring.

BGE said later it did not identify any issues with its equipment.







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