Firefighters rescued two workers who were trapped on a dangling platform after an explosion at a downtown Baltimore building that seriously injured as many as 10 people.The Baltimore City Fire Department reported there was an explosion with a partial roof collapse. Fire officials said at least 10 people were taken to hospitals — nine are in critical condition and one is in serious condition.A crew from sister station WBAL-TV reported firefighters broke through a window and pulled the people on the scaffolding to safety.Video sent to WBAL from Ron Bryan shows the platform hanging diagonally on the side of the BGE building in the area of the 16th floor.BGE released a statement, saying: “On Wednesday, Dec. 23, a construction-related incident occurred at BGE’s offices at 2 Center Plaza in downtown Baltimore. Construction work was occurring on the building’s air handling and boiler system, which likely caused the incident. Three people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries as a result of that incident. The building was largely empty due to the upcoming holidays and the pandemic. Window washing scaffolding was compromised because of the incident and a window washing crew was pulled to safety by the fire department. Fire department and BGE crews are on scene.”The Baltimore City Department of Transportation tweeted: “There is a report of an explosion with fire at 110 W. Fayette. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes in this part of downtown.”This report will be updated.

Firefighters rescued two workers who were trapped on a dangling platform after an explosion at a downtown Baltimore building that seriously injured as many as 10 people.

The Baltimore City Fire Department reported there was an explosion with a partial roof collapse. Fire officials said at least 10 people were taken to hospitals — nine are in critical condition and one is in serious condition.

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A crew from sister station WBAL-TV reported firefighters broke through a window and pulled the people on the scaffolding to safety.

Video sent to WBAL from Ron Bryan shows the platform hanging diagonally on the side of the BGE building in the area of the 16th floor.

BGE released a statement, saying: “On Wednesday, Dec. 23, a construction-related incident occurred at BGE’s offices at 2 Center Plaza in downtown Baltimore. Construction work was occurring on the building’s air handling and boiler system, which likely caused the incident. Three people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries as a result of that incident. The building was largely empty due to the upcoming holidays and the pandemic. Window washing scaffolding was compromised because of the incident and a window washing crew was pulled to safety by the fire department. Fire department and BGE crews are on scene.”

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation tweeted: “There is a report of an explosion with fire at 110 W. Fayette. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes in this part of downtown.”

This report will be updated.

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