BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Surveillance video shared by a local business owner shows safe moments Thursday’s explosion at a coal plant in Baltimore, sending flames and smoke into the air.
The video clip was provided to WJZ by Howard Rosenberg, owner of Beltsville Auto Recyclers, located more than a mile from the CSX Curtis Bay train station in South Baltimore.
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About five seconds into the clip, an explosion can be seen in the background, followed by plumes of smoke. From the auto recovery lot, smoke can be seen expanding as it rises into the air above the factory.
The authorities said Coal is transferred on a conveyor belt at the CSX . factory shortly before 11:30 a.m. Thursday when a coal dust explosion occurred.
Fortunately, no one was injured, but the explosion damaged nearby homes and businesses, and its shockwave could be felt across the city.
“All employees have been explained and there are no injuries as a result of this incident. CSX appreciates the quick response of the Baltimore Fire Department,” CSX said in a statement. “The cause of the incident is under investigation.”
City officials say the Maryland Department of the Environment is monitoring air quality in the area.
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