4-Alarm Warehouse Fire in Baltimore

4-Alarm Warehouse Fire.jpg

Baltimore, Maryland -- On Monday, Baltimore fire crews fought a 4-alarm fire at a warehouse.  

The fire started Monday morning, and covered Baltimore in a plume of smoke.  Firefighters were on the scene overnight.

The call on the fire came in at 6:45am, and 118 firefighters went to the scene with 36 pieces of apparatus.  The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Baltimore Fire Department.  No injuries were reported.

 

The warehouse is 94,000 square feet and owned by a secondhand textile company called Whitehouse and Schapiro LLC.  The warehouse contained toys, clothing, and packing supplies.

The company president, William Schapiro said, "The damage looks extensive and we won't know full extent of it until tomorrow.  Our concerns right now are for our employees...suppliers and customers worldwide.  Finding alternate ways to process our merchandise during the rebuilding of our plant."

Parts of the warehouse roof and wall collapsed.

"This is a very labor intensive situation we have right now," said Roman Clark, spokesman for Baltimore Fire Department.

You Might Also Like...