Fire dam­ages ware­house in Bal­ti­more High­lands

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND | NATION & WORLD -

More than 200 fire­fight­ers from around the re­gion re­sponded to a three-alarm fire Tues­day at Adell Plas­tics in the 4500 block of An­napo­lis Road in Bal­ti­more High­lands. The fire was re­ported at 1:07 p.m., and ini­tial crews saw so much smoke and fire be­fore they even ar­rived that they im­me­di­ately called for more crews, said Lt. Paul Mas­sarelli, a spokesman for the Bal­ti­more County Fire Depart­ment. He said plas­tic pel­lets stored in the ware­house were among items burn­ing. Fire­fight­ers at­tacked the fire from the out­side be­cause the build­ing was un­safe, with some walls col­laps­ing. All em­ploy­ees got out with­out in­juries. One fire­fighter was treated for heat ex­haus­tion and taken to a hospi­tal, Mas­sarelli said. The cause of the fire is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, and an es­ti­mate of the amount of the dam­age was not avail­able. Mas­sarelli said he ex­pects dam­age to be ex­ten­sive. Com­pany of­fi­cials at the scene de­clined to com­ment. Fire­fight­ers and equip­ment came from as far away as Mid­dle River. Crews also came from Bal­ti­more, Howard County, Anne Arun­del County and BWI Thurgood Mar­shall Air­port.

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