A two-alarm fire broke out in a warehouse in southwest Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, causing significant damage to the building. The fire was reported around 4 p.m. and quickly escalated, with flames towering over the structure.
Firefighters from the Baltimore City Fire Department responded to the scene and worked to contain the blaze. Due to concerns about a potential collapse, crews did not enter the building and instead fought the fire from outside.
Thankfully, no one was inside the building at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported. However, the warehouse sustained significant damage, with flames consuming much of the structure.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but officials have said that it appears to have started in the interior of the building. The warehouse was reportedly unoccupied at the time of the fire, and it is unclear what was being stored inside.
The fire caused significant disruptions in the area, with nearby roads closed and traffic diverted as crews worked to contain the blaze. The Maryland Transit Administration also suspended service on a nearby light rail line due to the fire.
As of Wednesday morning, crews were still on the scene working to extinguish hot spots and assess the damage to the building. It is unclear when the investigation will be complete or when the building will be deemed safe for entry.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety and prevention measures. Officials are urging residents and business owners to take extra precautions to prevent fires, including maintaining smoke detectors, avoiding electrical hazards, and properly storing flammable materials.