Crews extinguish fire ignited by severed gas line

March 30, 1994

Camp Meade Road near Baltimore-Washington International Airport was closed for more than an hour yesterday morning as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that ignited when construction workers severed a gas line.

A construction crew doing road repairs triggered the fire in the 800 block of Camp Meade Road at 9:50 a.m., fire and police officials said.

The fire burned a small grassy area until Baltimore Gas and Electric turned off the gas, said fire department Battalion Chief Gary Sheckells.

Two people in nearby homes were evacuated as a safety measure, Chief Sheckells said. Traffic along Camp Meade Road was diverted around the 800 block until about 11:30 a.m.

No one was injured.

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