A vacant distillery in Dundalk went up in flames this morning, adding to a growing list of troubling incidents at the location.
A Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman said firefighters were dispatched at 5:20 a.m. to the old Seagram’s distillery in the 7000 block of Sollers Point Road. About two dozen units were dispatched.
Luckily no one was injured, and firefighters got the blaze under control by about 6:30 a.m.
The building did take some damage, however, the spokeswoman said. The department sent for a building engineer to inspect the grounds.
After WBAL’s Jim Russ first reported the news, Locust Point dweller Shiva Trigg tweeted a sunrise-framed shot of the blaze.
— Shiva Trigg (@ShivaTrigg) July 3, 2017
Seagram’s used to make whiskey at the plant, but closed it down in 1988, according to the Arbutus Times. The firm at the time moved its operations to a facility in Relay that’ll soon house a stateside Guinness brewery.
The Dundalk location has stayed empty, inviting plenty of mayhem. Fires broke out in 2010, 2012, 2013 and earlier this year. There was also the 2012 tragedy in which a 19-year-old man fell to his death from a catwalk that collapsed.
The owners, listed in state tax records as Sollers Investors LLC, couldn’t be reached for comment Monday morning. Developers are moving to convert the site into a 185-unit townhouse complex, per The Dundalk Eagle.
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