Firefighters Battle Hot Spots From Massive Warehouse Fire Overnight

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — On Monday night, Baltimore City Firefighters continue to battle hot spots from a huge warehouse fire in south Baltimore.

The four-alarm blaze engulfed the building in Brooklyn on Patapsco Avenue in flames, sending smoke billowing into the sky.

After a day of battling the fire, firefighters say they expect to stay on the scene overnight to continue to maintain hot spots.

The four-alarm blaze sent smoke billowing into the skies over the city.

Smoke started filling the Baltimore sky before sunrise. And well after sundown, its still billowing out of the shell of a massive warehouse of Whitehouse and Schapiro, LLC.

Outside, one of the walls that didn’t collapse reads the name of the business, but inside images from Sky Eye Chopper 13 show complete destruction.

Sirens tore through Wanda Blaser’s neighborhood before  7 a.m. Monday morning.

“More and more and helicopters and everything like that,” says Blaser.

That’s when more than 100 firefighters from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County started their attack.

Crews scrambled to contain the flames that ripped through the 94,000 square foot warehouse, challenged not just by its size but also location.

“It’s so deep back into this industrial area, that it’s difficult to get as close as we’d like, to put heavy bodies of water on it,” says Baltimore City Fire Chief Roman Clark.

The flames were fueled by toys, clothes and packing supplies, inside the warehouse. Now, it’s all been drenched in water for hours, the flames knocked down, but smoldering.

“Just trying to contain it, and hopefully, we’ll be able to get it out, but it’s going to take time. It’s going to be a very labor-intense situation,” says Chief Clark.

Firefighters say no one was inside when the fire started and there are no injuries.

At this point, there’s no telling what caused the fire.

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