Mall Explosion - 2009
An explosion at a Forestville, Maryland strip mall INJURED EIGHT FIREFIGHTERS AND A WASHINGTON GAS EMPLOYEE. The blast was captured by a fire truck’s dashboard camera.Shortly after 1:00 p.m. Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue received a report about a gas leak at the Penn Mar shopping center. Shortly after authorities evacuated the shops, an explosion occurred in one of the stores, causing significant damage to the mall, according to fire department spokesman Mark Brady. NINE people, including EIGHT firefighters, suffered injuries. A gas company employee was working on a gas line at the time of the blast, Brady said.