A day later, firefighter crews work among the remnants of Woodberry vacant warehouse fire
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Firefighters stayed on scene through Friday morning working among the remnants of a vacant warehouse fire that broke out near the Woodberry light rail station Thursday evening.
Firefighters were called to the three-story building which formerly housed the old Schenuit Tire factory that was reportedly going to be redeveloped. The four-alarm fire called 121 crews around 9 p.m. to the area of Clipper and Union avenues, near the 41st Street bridge.
When firefighters arrived, flames were shooting through the roof of the century-old building, and were visible from the highway. Police shut down traffic on the southbound side of I-83 in order to accommodate crews moving about 30 pieces of equipment to the scene. MTA Light Rail service was also suspended in the area.
The Fire Department reports, "Units performed exterior operations because this was a vacant warehouse and the roof collapsed through the 2nd floor." They add that it was placed under control shortly past 4 a.m.
The JFX has since reopened and Light Rail service was restored around 5:30 a.m. No injuries have been reported and a nearby business, Union Craft brewery, reported no damage to their business. The cause is under investigation and firefighters will remain at the site Friday cleaning up and investigating.