BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Part of a warehouse went up in flames in West Baltimore and it was so intense, smoke could be seen miles away.
More than 60 firefighters had to be called in to battle that fire in a warehouse that’s three blocks long.READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue Driver After Crash With Light Rail Train In Baltimore, Fire Union Says
“It was just blazing blazing. It was so high and that black smoke, was so high,” said Lauretta Barnes, of Baltimore.
Baltimore Fire got the call around 7:30 p.m. to N. Bentalou and Mosher Streets.
Officials said tires inside created fuel for the fire.
“Once we were able to break windows and gain some entry from the outside that’s when firefighters were faced with an immense amount of fire,” said Blair Adams with Baltimore Fire.READ MORE: Turgeon Still Hoping For Long Postseason Run At Maryland
The fire was so significant it could be seen from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the county and downtown.
Amtrak slowed a little but service didn’t stop.
However, the fire department said that no homes are in danger.
“We will be here for a while, we’re prepared to be here for a while. We want to make sure that this community is safe that it doesn’t spread to the adjacent parts of the warehouse,” Adams said.
Baltimore Mayor Young was on the scene. No injuries reported.
The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management warned residents in the 21217 area to keep windows and doors closed until the fire is out. The fire department also said they will do an air quality check to make sure residents around the area aren’t breathing in hazardous material.MORE NEWS: Baltimore's Mark Andrews Among The NFL's Elite Tight Ends
WJZ is on the scene. Stay tuned for this developing story at 11.