Five people, including children, are trapped inside house in Baltimore after ‘major explosion’

At least one person has been killed and another two are in a critical condition after a 'major explosion' destroyed at least three homes in Baltimore and trapped victims, including children, under the rubble. Pictured: the scene

At least one dead and two others in critical condition after ‘major explosion’ destroys three Baltimore homes and traps victims, including children, under the rubble

  • Three homes near Reisterstown Road in Baltimore were destroyed in an explosion Monday morning 
  • Baltimore Firefighters confirmed one person has died and another person is still trapped under debris 
  • Two others have been pulled from the rubble and remain in a critical condition
  • The victims’ ages and identities are not yet known 

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At least one person has been killed and another two are in a critical condition after a ‘major explosion’ destroyed at least three homes in Baltimore Monday morning and trapped victims, including children, under the rubble. 

Baltimore Firefighters confirmed one person was pronounced dead at the scene and another person is still trapped under the debris in what emergency services have declared ‘a major incident’ near Reisterstown Road.

Two other victims have been pulled from the rubble and remain in a critical condition.

The victims’ ages and identities are not yet known.   

At least one person has been killed and another two are in a critical condition after a ‘major explosion’ destroyed at least three homes in Baltimore and trapped victims, including children, under the rubble. Pictured: the scene 

Three homes near Reisterstown Road in Baltimore were destroyed in an explosion Monday morning

Three homes near Reisterstown Road in Baltimore were destroyed in an explosion Monday morning

Local firefighters were called to the area of the 6500 block of Reisterstown Road Monday morning after several houses exploded. 

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Initial reports said five people, including children, were trapped inside and that a collapse response and second alarm had been called.   

Baltimore police scanners said they were responding to a ‘mass casualty’ that has impacted a three block radius and ‘completely destroyed’ three homes.  

‘We are borderline mass casualty at this point. This explosion has affected at least a three block radius up here,’ a police scanner said.

‘Three dwellings completely destroyed.’   

Three victims in a critical condition were pulled from the rubble by firefighters a short time later, with one person later pronounced dead at the scene. 

Baltimore Firefighters confirmed one person was pronounced dead at the scene following the explosion

Baltimore Firefighters confirmed one person was pronounced dead at the scene following the explosion

Another person is still trapped under the debris near Reisterstown Road Monday morning

Another person is still trapped under the debris near Reisterstown Road Monday morning

Two other victims have been pulled from the rubble and remain in a critical condition

Two other victims have been pulled from the rubble and remain in a critical condition

At least one other person is still trapped and firefighters are communicating with them to get them out.

Special Rescue Operations units are still searching for other victims.   

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.    

Horrifying images on social media show homes destroyed and reduced to rubble in the area. 

Firefighters were pictured at the scene raking through the debris as dust filled the air.    

Horrifying images on social media show homes destroyed and reduced to rubble in the area

Horrifying images on social media show homes destroyed and reduced to rubble in the area

Local firefighters were called to the area of the 6500 block of Reisterstown Road Monday morning after several houses exploded

Local firefighters were called to the area of the 6500 block of Reisterstown Road Monday morning after several houses exploded

A collapse response and second alarm has been called, Baltimore firefighters confirmed

A collapse response and second alarm has been called, Baltimore firefighters confirmed

Firefighters work to locate survivors in the rubble after at least one was killed and two others remain in a critical condition

Firefighters work to locate survivors in the rubble after at least one was killed and two others remain in a critical condition

Baltimore police scanners said they were responding to a 'mass casualty' that impacted a three block radius and 'completely destroyed' three homes

Baltimore police scanners said they were responding to a ‘mass casualty’ that impacted a three block radius and ‘completely destroyed’ three homes

Debris is scattered all over the surrounding homes in the area while at least three properties have been reduced to dust

Debris is scattered all over the surrounding homes in the area while at least three properties have been reduced to dust

Three victims in a critical condition were pulled from the rubble by firefighters a short time later, with one person later pronounced dead at the scene

Three victims in a critical condition were pulled from the rubble by firefighters a short time later, with one person later pronounced dead at the scene

This story is developing 

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