BALTIMORE - Residents of Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore City sat in lawn chairs and watched the chaos on their street -- flashing lights, fire trucks, hazmat and environment officials made for a Saturday night out of the ordinary.
What began as an alert for a fire became so much more as a strong odor of gas in the neighborhood became present.
According to Roman Clark, Baltimore City Fire Department spokesperson, says the incident started when a resident in the 3300 block of Edmondson Avenue heard a noise in his basement and went to investigate. When he was down there he heard explosions in the sink and toilet and ran out of the house.
On Saturday night, firefighters said gas was detected in the sewers. Roman Clark says a neighbor in the block was storing mowers and generators in the basement, but they can't confirm if the neighbor was pouring gas down the sewer or not.
During the incident, residents near the area of concern were boarded onto an MTA bus.
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