Education, Health, Police/Fire

Eastern Tech evacuated due to gas odor

UPDATE 2 (10:00 a.m.): The gas leak has been secured and the building has been deemed safe. Staff and students have re-entered the school. Fire department crews have cleared the scene.

UPDATE (9:40 a.m.): The Baltimore County Fire Department and BGE are investigating a malfunctioning natural gas line.  The school remains evacuated.

Original story below…


ESSEX, MD—Hazmat crews are responding to Eastern Tech on Tuesday morning.

At just before 9 a.m., units were dispatched to the Mace Avenue school after receiving reports of a natural gas odor throughout the premises.

The school is currently being evacuated.

There has been no word on any injuries.

Photo via Baltimore County Fire Department

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