WOW! Explosion Rocks Maryland Olive Garden as 70 People Eat Inside (VIDEO)
An explosion has rocked a Maryland Olive Garden while 70 customers ate inside. According to local reports, “Fifteen employees were inside during the blast, and two suffered minor injuries.”
— NewsChannel 8 (@NewsChannel8) October 18, 2017
— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) October 18, 2017
ICYMI (~115p) Mutual Aid PGCo MCFRS TK715 responded 14650 Baltimore Av, Laurel, Olive Garden, explosion, no fire, several minor injuries pic.twitter.com/S0VOwHJOwq
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) October 18, 2017
Two employees w/ minor injuries after an electric panel explosion at the Olive Garden at 14650 Baltimore Av at 1 pm. Roads have reopened. pic.twitter.com/sgtUK1GptA
— Audrey Barnes (@LaurelPIO) October 18, 2017
NBC 4 reports:
The utility room of an Olive Garden restaurant in Laurel, Maryland, exploded Wednesday and blasted debris across the parking lot as roughly 70 diners sat inside.
Dramatic Chopper4 video shows a door blasted open with wood and restaurant equipment laying in the parking lot near the rear of the building, which was severely damaged.
Fifteen employees were inside during the blast, and two suffered minor injuries.
Prince George’s County firefighters were called to the restaurant on Route 1 near the Laurel Shopping Center about 1 p.m. after reports of an explosion.
Investigators believes the explosion was caused by an electric panel failure.
Prince Georges County Fire and EMS believe the explosion occurred in the back of the restaurant located at 14650 Baltimore Avenue.