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4 police officers, 2 EMS providers hurt in Md. nail salon blast

Baltimore County Fire Department crews extinguished the fire that officials say may have contained hazardous materials


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By Leila Merrill

BALTIMORE — Four Baltimore County Police officers, two EMS providers and another person were injured Monday night in an intentional fire and explosion at a nail salon in Windsor Mill, CBS Baltimore reported.

All of the first responders were hospitalized but are expected to survive. Some reported chest pain and smoke inhalation.

Baltimore county police were initially responding to a criminal complaint when the explosion occurred, causing a fire.

Baltimore County Fire Department crewmembers brought a fire under control. Officials said hazardous materials might have been involved in the fire.

The other injured person sustained life-threatening injuries, fire officials said. The man is known to the business’s employees and might be a former employee. County Police Department spokesman John Connors said the man is considered to be a suspect and that charges are pending.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is assisting with the investigation.

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