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Explosion at Baltimore coal terminal; no reported injuries

December 30th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports Baltimore City Fire crews responded to an explosion at a facility in Curtis Bay on Thursday. According to city fire officials, contractors at CSX Curtis Bay Coal Terminal were moving coal around 11:30 a.m. Thursday on a conveyor belt in a tunnel when a build-up of coal dust happened, causing an explosion.

Residents all over South Baltimore heard the explosion, including a number of WBAL employees.

Fire officials said there was no fire, but there was damage to the equipment to the facility.

There is no risk to the surrounding community, officials said.

CSX officials told 11 News all employees are accounted for and there were no injuries reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, CSX officials said.

Fire crews remain on the scene monitoring the situation.