January 14, 2005
Baltimore City firefighters have responded to a raging
fire around 1 p.m. at a warehouse in the city's Druid Hill
As of 1:10 p.m., firefighters have issued five alarms.
The warehouse is located at Druid Hill Avenue at Retreat
Fire officials said there were no reports of anyone inside
after the fire started, and there were no reports of injuries.
Firefighters are trying to keep the fire isolated to the
warehouse structure itself, and they do not believe there
is a risk to surrounding homes, WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team lead
investigative reporter Jayne Miller reported. Druid Hill
Avenue is closed at the location as fire crews respond.
Firefighters are fighting the blaze from the outside because
they deemed it was too risky for firefighters to go in.
They had tried to attack the fire from the building's inside,
but they had to pull back, Miller reported.
The brick building houses Styrofoam products and could
be at least 85 years old, according to some elderly neighbors
who said the building was erected before their time, Miller
reported. The building is believed to have been used at
one time as a stop on the city's streetcar line.