A marine is in a coma after trying to rescue the victims of the explosion

A 70-year-old war veteran risked his life Tuesday afternoon while answering pleas for help after a home explosion in Bigtown. Terry Bagley happened to be walking by when the house exploded shortly after 2pm on Bayard Street. Maybe it was his naval training or maybe it was his kind heart that got him jumping into action, pulled from the rubble by Baltimore firefighters after he risked his life to save a teenager and a woman from a burning building. Update Wednesday afternoon, he says a 16-year-old girl and a 48-year-old woman who were in the home that exploded are in stable condition, and Bagley is in critical condition, married father of five and works as a room service. At the Veterans Affairs Hospital. His children, daughter Iris Bagley and son Terry Bagley Jr., told 11 News they are proud but also worried about their father, who is in a medically induced Shock Trauma coma. “My dad suffered a broken pelvis, a broken femur. He didn’t think of anything in his life to save two women he didn’t know.” The family said doctors want to operate on one of his injuries but are waiting for a cardiologist’s opinion first. “It was a very brave thing for him to do. said Terry Bagley Jr. “When I see him looking, sometimes, lifeless, it scares me because I don’t know if he hears me when I speak, and I see some movement with his fingers moving and things like that. But at the end of the day, I’m still scared because anything can happen.”According to the family Terry Bagley was on his way to the market to buy items for the Thanksgiving meal when he encountered an emergency and sprang to work. VIDEO BELOW: Residents, Witnesses Describe Bigtown Roughroom Explosion When asked why she thought her father did it, Iris Bagley told 11 News: “Because he’s a Marine.” “My father suffered from polio as a child. He also put up with Camp Lejeune with poison water and he also served in the Vietnam War.” “(He was) heroic, but I wish he hadn’t because now I’m afraid I’m about to lose him. But I’m glad he did it to save people he didn’t know.” They complained of a strong smell of natural gas days before the explosion. According to Baltimore gas, electric and fire officials, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation, and the British government has also said they will continue to traverse the area to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our gas infrastructure. Video below: SkyTeam 11 reviews the damage in Pigtown The explosion destroyed one home and damaged several others. Since then, BGE has restarted gas and electric service to other homes in the building. Meanwhile, the Bagley family holds a vigil at the hospital. “I’m praying. I’m praying, asking for protection from God,” said Terry Bagley Jr. Concerned about increasing medical bills, the family created a GoFundMe page.

A 70-year-old war veteran risked his life Tuesday afternoon while answering pleas for help after a home explosion in Bigtown.

Terry Bagley happened to be walking by the house when the house exploded shortly after 2pm on Bayard Street. Maybe it was his naval training or maybe it was his kind heart that got him jumping into action.

He was pulled from the rubble by Baltimore firefighters after he risked his life to save a teen and a woman from a burning building.

Baltimore fire officials provided an update Wednesday afternoon, saying that a 16-year-old girl and a 48-year-old woman who were in the home that exploded are in stable condition, and that Bagley is in critical condition.

He is married and has five children and works in the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. His children, daughter Iris Bagley and son Terry Bagley Jr., told 11 News they are proud but also worried about their father, who is in a medically induced Shock Trauma coma.

“My dad has a fractured pelvis and a fractured femur. He’s undergoing surgery and a fractured hand,” Iris Bagley said. “He never thought of anything in his life to save two women he didn’t know.”

The family said that doctors want to operate on one of his injuries but are waiting for a heart specialist’s opinion first.

“It was such a brave thing for him to do, especially when he was 70 years old,” said Terry Bagley Jr. “When I see him looking, sometimes, lifeless, it scares me because I don’t know if he hears me when I’m talking, and I see some movement with his fingers moving and things like that. But at the end of the day, I’m still scared because anything could go wrong.”

According to the family, Terry Bagley was on his way to the market to buy items for the Thanksgiving meal when he ran into an emergency and sprung into action.

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When asked why she thought her father did it, Iris Bagley told 11 News: “Because he’s a Marine.”

“My father suffered from polio as a child. He also put up with Camp Lejeune with poison water and also served in the Vietnam War,” she said. “(He was) heroic, but I wish he hadn’t because now I’m afraid I’m about to lose him. But I’m glad he did it to save people he didn’t know.”

Neighbors had been complaining of a strong smell of natural gas days before the explosion. According to Baltimore gas, electric and fire officials, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

BGE also said that it will continue to traverse the region to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our gas infrastructure.

Video below: SkyTeam 11 surveys damage in Pigtown

The explosion destroyed a house and damaged several others. Since then, BGE has restarted gas and electric service to other homes in the residential area.

Meanwhile, the Bagleys hold a vigil at the hospital.

“I’m praying. I’m praying, I’m asking God to keep him and I’m asking God to spare his life,” said Terry Bagley Jr.

Concerned about mounting medical bills, the family set up a GoFundMe page.

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