That Black Smoke Sunday Was from Nine Simultaneous Fires

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Nine simultaneous fires in east baltimore

If you live in Baltimore, you may have seen black smoke rising from the east on Sunday. If you live in East Baltimore, you were practically engulfed in it.

Embers from a six-alarm fire in a vacant warehouse at Kirk and Curtain avenues were picked up by the wind and started fires at eight other buildings. According to Baltimore City Fire Captain Roman Clark, all but one building — a church — were vacant. (The church suffered “mostly water damage.”) But even so, with fires spread over a square mile, many residents are currently displaced.

Here’s video taken by a resident that shows the warehouse fire in its early stages:

Baltimore City firefighters were assisted by departments from Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Harford counties. No injuries were reported as of last night.


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