Stunning Photos Of Massive Baltimore Warehouse Fire: Live Feed

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Baltimore fire crews are struggling to suppress a four-alarm fire at a warehouse in the Fairfield area of South Baltimore. Pictures of the blaze show the 94,000 square-foot building engulfed in flames, sending clouds of thick, dark smoke billowing into the air that were widely visible to the city’s 600,000 residents.

Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Roman Clark said the fire was reported at around 6:45 Monday morning, and that more than 100 firefighters were fighting the blaze at 1030 E. Patapsco Ave. The 94,000-square-foot warehouse contains toys, clothing and packing supplies, though aerial footage showed multiple buildings were on fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. No inujuries have been reported, the Baltimore Sun reported.

"This is a very labor-intensive situation we have right now," Clark said.

One Baltimore resident who spoke with the Sun said he was shocked by the giant tufts of smoke, and worried that there could be another incident like an acid leak that prompted a shelter-in-place warning.

Resident Charles Hynes, 55, said he was shocked by the huge plume of smoke coming from the warehouse. He said it's especially concerning coming just a week after an acid leak in a nearby chemical plant prompted a shelter-in-place warning.

 

"It's just crazy around here. This whole neighborhood is crazy," Hynes said. "There's always something."

Another resident said she found the smoke unnerving.

Lisa Miller works at By Grace Counseling Services, which is also in the 1000 block of Patapsco.

 

As she drove to work, she said she grew increasingly scared the black smoke was emanating from the substance abuse center.

 

She said she hopes firefighters get the flames under control soon, as she's still worried about her workplace. She's also concerned about more air pollution after the acid leak incident.

 

"This area needs a break," said Miller, 40.

Stunning photos of the fire were beginning to emerge:

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Dr. Engali's picture

Probably full of stuff intended for the now bankrupt Toys R Us. I’m sure the insurance policy was just paid up last week.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

BLM, Baltimore Chapter, must have been testing out some new protest gear.

JimT's picture

Uh, yeah .. its a fire.  ... in Baltimore ... thanks for that pressing news.

Gert_B_Frobe's picture

It's called Urban Renewel

svayambhu108's picture

The US is fucked and the Flip Flopper in Chief is interested if you stand up or not, this is cognitive dissonance and escapism at its best

svayambhu108's picture

Escapist in Chief, I don't feel like its beating yet Obama but hang on

svayambhu108's picture

I remember the Obama darlings how they where downvoters at first by the time eight years passed, reality check for the AIPAC Shill in Chief will get more and more upvotes and less and less downvotes

And by the way this is on topic since he said no more foreign itervention US infrastructure first, and waht we have levies not holding, Oroville, bridges falling, in the mean time, the foreign intervetion is increasing 

 

 

Fizzy Head's picture

as hot as that fire looks, the building should collapse at freefall speeds by this evening.... expecially since it probably wasnt built as robust as the trade centers. 

glenlloyd's picture

Ok, so when does the EPA arrive to measure the emissions impact of this toxic plume? Can't wait to hear how much EPA or NHTSA is going to bring in the court case against the warehouse owner.

How does the emissions from this compare with the VW emissions cheating situation? If I had to guess I'd say magnitudes worse based on what they said was in the warehouse and what the plume looks like.

GM gets a tiny fine for killing people with bad ignition switches and then lying about it for a decade,

VW gets a huge fine, never killed anyone over arbitrary emissions standards set by buffoons from the USG.

Warehouse owner will get a big bill (that will likely never be paid or will be from insurance $$) for the fire department response.

 

BTW, looks to me like this warehouse is also running a junk yard or sleazy used car lot based on the vehicles in close proximity and the way they're parked. This was not a high dollar warehouse site, it's on a less than stellar side of town I'd guess.

Trogdor's picture

Yeah ... I mean why fight it? If they just back off it should collapse neatly into it's footprint any moment now ... That's what NIST says, anyway ... /s

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Since 1965 (Hart-Celler Act), the fucking ZOG Democrats have been importing shitty brown people, and weaponizing the indigenous black people, in order to racially polarize the nonwhites in this country against the whites. In other words, quit complaining about "divide and conquer"--it already happened decades ago. Just because it took you this long to notice it is your fault.

Fast-forward to 2017, and a bunch of overpaid negroes--under the tacit supervision of their Jewish sportsball plantation owners--are rubbing white America's face in the fact that ZOG has been demographically ruining and polarizing this country for over fifty years, and Trump is, finally, the lone voice calling whites to action to preserve what's left of their country before American whites are displaced and genocided out of existence.

If you can't appreciate what Trump is doing for you, you need to get your head out of your ass and get educated.

"White people, you really need to listen to this"-- Stefan Molyneux

secretargentman's picture

Baltimore is a dumpster fire anyway, so it seems fitting. 

The Wizard's picture

The problem being Trump has mostly joined into their mindset. The Deep State isn't going to give up. The great negotiator is trying to negotiate with those who don't negotiate.

Nolde Huruska's picture

It used to be called Jewish Lightning.

The Ram's picture

i was born in Baltimore and could care less.  I have always thought of ZH as more of an economic/financial/political site.  This is shit for the local 6pm news.  Let them handle it.

Adullam's picture

I agree. The massive forest fires this summer in Washington and B.C. were far greater in size and ultimately economic impact (which is the 'reason to be' of ZH, I thought). Don't recall too many stories about that.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Instead of warehouses full of Made-in-China items, maybe, that city needs more factories, employing their massive population of unemployed, idle, young men who have no access to the wide array of womb-based welfare freebies that supplement the incomes of fertile women who work the welfare-reform-required 20 hours/week in a low-wage service sector job.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Why are all those cars parked right next to the warehouyse? if they belong to the employees, why didn't they move them when the fired started? If a nearby business uses that parking lot, why didn't they come and move their cars. Too many questions and not enough answers. People in Baltimore just must be stupid, otherwise why would they stay in that sh#thole.

Big Creek Rising's picture

Global warming results in more frequent lightening strikes of all religious denominations.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Now that I take a closer look at the photo, it looks like a junkyard. In Baltimore, sometimes it is hard to tell the difference.

SubjectivObject's picture

I anticipate company policy is to "muster" all employees in a predesignated place(s) so that they can be accounted for and controlled.

The cars rely on car insurance.

Spitball's picture

Arson for profit
Many needed a replacement
What better way than having insurance companies pay for it

Endgame Napoleon's picture

If it was not arson or some kind of known-hazard negligence, other BOP policyholders will pay for it via the spreading-the-risk philosophy of insurance.

SHEEPFUKKER's picture

I think they should pull it. 

junction's picture

As soon as they get off their coffee breaks, Baltimore's arson squad will investigate.  Like their New York City counterparts, Baltimore's fire marshals' tools of the trade are dark glasses and a metal cup full of pencils. 

NoWayJose's picture

Good donuts in Baltimore!

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Sigh, I thought the frequently absentee, back-watching mom-worker cliques in insurance back offices and the credit-processing industry had a corner on that type of workplace laxness / laziness. Those are the qualities typically rewarded in America's workplaces, particularly if you participate with enthusiasm in their non-stop workday parties, including Halloween dress-up and other kid-themed, employee-bonding rituals.

dark pools of soros's picture

as i've been saying, insurance is the new FED!

Endgame Napoleon's picture

I sort of see what you mean. After all, when AIG's financial wing speculated too much, it played a huge role in the 2008 housing collapse. It was not their life insurance wing, which has a ton of reliable, non-cancelling polices. It was their foray into subprime mortgages.

A lot of money is controlled by insurance companies, though, making their decisions as impactful as the strong arm of the Fed.

From examining the pay-scale and non-existent benefit offerings of most licensed employees in the P&C end of insurance, you would never know how much money they have.

For people with state-required licenses, it is all $10 to $12-per-hour jobs with no benefits or straight-commission pyramid sales jobs and franchise-buying opportunities.

The back-office corporate staff is 99 to 100% momma-dominated. The vast majority of the moms have spousal income, a child support check that covers rent or monthly welfare and child taxfare credits up to $6,269, making $9 -- $11 per hour pay and part-time hours acceptable.

Many non-licensed mommas are hired in the sales support roles, and when they are at work instead of absentee for kids, the back-watching mom-clique workers do everything but sign the policies in many cases. In large-scale P&C call centers, whole buildings are often 99% unlicensed mom workers with a couple of licensed signers.

They offer a ton of temp jobs--a revolving door of low-paying temp opportunities. It will only get worse as automation keeps wiping out the need for processing work. That is why the mom workers are allowed to be absentee so much: Computer programs do more of their work.

Whether the labor cost savings from automation will be passed on to policyholders or added onto the $300-million-per-year salaries of CEOs remains to be seen.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

Were the owners away on vacation?

zedwood's picture

If it bleeds (or burns) it leads.  Quick get the news 'copter on it

2ndamendment's picture

Or if it floods, "hurricanes" or "tornadoes."

mr bear's picture

Warehouse owner can't help it if his building is struck by lightning, can he?

NurseRatched's picture

Quick!  Someone call a Community Organzer!  Get the Transgendered Firefighters on the scene!  Set up a safe space! 

Endgame Napoleon's picture

If the state is CA, do not get the EEOC-mandated women fire chiefs on it, like the fire department that failed to inspect the Ghost Ship for 30 years, resulting in 36 deaths.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/oakland-warehouse-f...

https://www.google.com/amp/sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/03/15/oakland-...

ShrNfr's picture

The final stages of the Age of Obama.

Ozlo's picture

It looks like 2008-2009 all over again. Many resturants caught fire here after the down turn in the economy.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Will it Collapse into its own footprint?

Inquiring minds what to know.

Bill of Rights's picture

Markets love burning buildings...look at that market go...

Byrond's picture

So much for reducing pollution in a liberal city. 

E.F. Mutton's picture

"It's just crazy around here. This whole neighborhood is crazy," Hynes said. "There's always something"

Must have left a Confederate Statue standing somewhere...yeah, that's it.

aloha_snakbar's picture

A fire? What will it be next... old Mrs Buttsnickeys cat up in a tree ?

medium giraffe's picture

The first of many NFL merch insurance jobs. Nothing to see here.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Blacks should take a knee in view of the fire department as the building burns.

07564111's picture

Slow News Day ZH ??