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BGE updates on Lanier Avenue incident

​The following statements were released by BGE to provide updates on the incident that occurred in the 4600 block of Lanier Avenue in Baltimore, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

BGE's response to the Feb. 23, 2021 update from Baltimore City on the investigation into this incident is available here.

Latest statement

Oct. 12, 2020 — 8 a.m.

BGE responded to the scene last night at the Fire Department's request to shut off gas and electric service in the area as a standard safety precaution. BGE crews worked throughout the night to canvass the area and found no readings of gas. Gas service pipes leading to the homes were pressure tested by BGE crews overnight under the oversight of Maryland Public Service Commission inspectors and were found to have no leaks. BGE’s records for this area show no recent leaks, no repairs or active project work and no gas odor calls in the last 12 months. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Department. We are working with the Fire Department to ensure continued safety and to aid in its investigation.

As always, if customers have any gas safety concerns, get to a safe location and report it to BGE immediately by calling (877) 778-7798 or by calling 911. BGE will respond 24 hours a day to investigate and make the situation safe. For additional information about gas safety and what to do in a gas emergency visit

Previous statements

Oct. 12, 2020 — 12:30 a.m.

BGE received a call from the Fire Department regarding the incident at 4635 Lanier Ave. last night to respond to the scene. BGE is on the scene and is working closely with the fire department to make the situation safe. At this time, we have no further information and are referring questions to the Fire Department.

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