The iconic Domino Sugar refinery plant in Baltimore City appears to be engulfed in flames. Smoke could be seen billowing from the building across the Inner Harbor area.
Local news WBAL's Taylor Grenda tweeted, "smoke, flames coming from near Dominos."
The Baltimore Sun's Justin Fenton tweets, "smoke coming from Domino Sugar factory."
Video from the Inner Harbor area shows the massive flames erupting from the facility. Fenton tweets the fire is "getting worse."
Stunning view of the factory fire.
Here's a view from the surrounding community called Locust Point.
🇺🇸 — DEVELOPING: Massive fire at the Domino Sugar Factory in Baltimore., Maryland. It reportedly began on conveyor belt. Multiple floors burning.— Belaaz (@TheBelaaz) April 20, 2021
Massive flames can be seen pouring out on the backside of the factory. Next to the facility is Under Armor's headquarters.
Here's an aerial shot from local news WBAL.
Local news WJZ's chopper is over the scene.
You might recognize some of the company's products, bright yellow and white packaging with blue letters that read "Domino Sugar."
For some context of what the fire means for the sugar industry in the US.
Domino Foods owns three major refineries, located in Yonkers, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; and Chalmette, Louisiana, with a combined production capacity of 2.2 million metric tons of sugar per year.
Official damage reports have yet to be announced to the press. Though we're assuming production will be affected.