Another Fire Hits the Old Seagram’s Distillery in Dundalk

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A bird’s eye view of the vacant property. Image via Google Street View.

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.

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 201020122013 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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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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