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Officials: Huge hole blown through rear of Md. Olive Garden after 'some type of explosion'

Officials: Huge hole blown through rear of Md. Olive Garden after 'some type of explosion.' (Audrey Barnes/Laurel PIO)

"Some type of explosion" in the back of an Olive Garden in Laurel, Md. Wednesday afternoon left a massive hole through its structure, Mark Brady a spokesperson for Prince George's Fire Department tweeted with an attached video.

In the video, Brady says there was no active fire or reports of injuries.

A spokesperson for the city of Laurel called it a "gas explosion" and says around 15 employees and 70 guests escaped.


Cherry Lane and 4th Street were shut down following the explosion.

The restaurant is located at 1465 Baltimore Avenue.

This is a developing story.

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