BREAKING: Baltimore Issues Shelter In Place Order For Three Zip Codes, Close Windows For Level 3 Vapor Cloud

There is a chemical leak at Curtis Bay Plant in Baltimore, prompting a shelter in place order.

There is a chemical leak at Curtis Bay Plant in Baltimore, prompting a shelter in place order.

Curtis Bay Chemical Leak

Baltimore, MD – The Baltimore Office Of Emergency Management has issued a shelter in place order for the zip codes of 21060, 21225, 21226 for an ongoing hazmat situation involving a chemical leak at Curtis Bay Plant.

Reports came in at around 10:54 AM of a large “level 3 incident” vapor cloud at 3400 Fairfield Ave.

The Baltimore Office of emergency management then started providing updates saying, “Due to @BaltimoreFire activity, residents in 21060 21225 & 21226 are being asked to shelter in place, close windows & limit time outside.”

They then updated with, “Due to chemical leak, SHELTER IN PLACE ordered for 1 mile radius of 3400 Fairfield Rd, Curtis Bay, included 21060 21225 21226.”

I-895 is within the shelter in place zone, and it’s not clear at this time if the roadway will need to be shut down.

The type of chemical being leaked has not been disclosed at this time.

UPDATE: The chemical name has been disclosed and the cloud is no longer visible, but shelter in place order is still in effect.

UPDATE: The shelter in place order has been lifted. 80 firefighters responded to handle the situation.

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