A spokesperson with the Baltimore City Fire Department on Monday acknowledged firefighters were sent to Blacksauce Kitchen after midnight Friday morning and returned after 4 a.m. when the fire had rekindled.
On Friday afternoon, the fire department said there was only one call at 4:13 a.m., but spokesperson Blair Skinner told Baltimore Fishbowl Monday there was an error in the information the public information office had received.
As Fishbowl reported Friday, witnesses had seen an earlier fire, and archived scanner audio showed that firefighters had been dispatched to the scene at about 12:45 a.m. to fight a blaze at the popular catering company and restaurant.
“When the last unit left, they thought that everything was extinguished and that it was safe to leave,” she said. “However, we returned after 4 [a.m.] for a rekindle.”
Following the fire, the restaurant thanked its customers on social media with the following statement: “We’ve always known that you all are the best family, friends, customers, and neighbors. Never has that been more apparent than today. Thank you for all of your thoughts, emails, texts, prayers, and love; they are most appreciated. We will not be at the Waverly market tomorrow. We will do our best to keep you all updated.”