Debris and smoke scarred over a large area following the second home explosion in two days, this one in Woodlawn.Update: December 6,  10:45 a.m.

An investigation of this fire and explosion by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is ongoing. At this preliminary stage of the investigation, there are no obvious signs of arson.

The two homes on either side of the house that blew up were rendered uninhabitable. One of these homes suffered fire damage, the other structural damage from the blast. Several other homes were damaged less severely.

Fire crews estimate that 10 adults and three children were displaced as a result of this incident. The Red Cross responded to assist.

No injuries have been reported.

Original release:

Baltimore County Fire crews today responded to the second home explosion in two days when a single-family residence in a Woodlawn neighborhood blew up at 2:12 p.m.

This explosion, in the 7400 block of Remoor Road, 21207, was stronger than yesterday's incident in Baltimore Highlands. That explosion, in the 2800 block of Virginia Ave. 21227, heavily damaged a home and seriously injured one person.

Today's explosion caused no injuries -- no one was inside the house when it exploded -- but it destroyed one home, damaged at least five others and caused a two-alarm fire. The two homes adjacent to the house destroyed by the explosion were the most seriously damaged -- one by fire, the other from the force of the explosion.

An investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is under way. BGE responded to the scene.

BCoFD crews asked residents to shelter in place while they checked other homes on the block for structural damage and the presence of any dangerous gases.