Investigation Underway After Multiple Manhole Explosions in Baltimore’s N. Charles St.

Baltimore, Maryland – The Baltimore City Fire Department is currently investigating multiple manhole explosions on N. Charles St. The incident has led to power outages and the evacuation of residents and businesses in the affected area.

Fire department units responded to the 300 block of N. Charles St. after receiving reports of multiple manhole cover explosions. According to Director of Communications Kevin Cartwright, initial assessments revealed smoke coming from several manhole covers and fire emitting from one cover. Fire crews used water and dry chemical extinguishers to put out the visible fire.

As a safety precaution, power has been shut down to businesses and residences within the 300 and 400 blocks of N. Charles St. Additionally, multiple residents and one business have been evacuated. However, there have been no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. The immediate impact on residents is the loss of electrical power and temporary evacuation.

The Baltimore City Fire Department is working in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, BGE (Baltimore Gas and Electric Company), the Department of Transportation, and the Baltimore Police Department to mitigate the incident. While the immediate threats to the public have been addressed, crews are currently working to restore power in the area.

Due to the ongoing operations, there will be several traffic modifications in the 200, 300, and 400 blocks of N. Charles Street between Baltimore Street and W. Mulberry Street. As a result, traffic in the vicinity will be affected into the morning hours.

This is a developing news story, and more information will be provided as it becomes available.