Baltimore City firefighters battled a 3-alarm warehouse fire on New Years Eve. Units arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a 200×400′ commercial warehouse building with exposures. Fire was soon pushing through the roof of the structure. A second alarm was sounded almost immediately upon arrival, and a third alarm quickly followed to bring more manpower and equipment to the scene.
Firefighters protected exposures and set up ladder-pipe operations, at times having five master streams working during the defensive fight.
Firefighters encountered access issues to the building since the back side of the structure rests up against a cemetery/park area, with limited access for equipment. More than 100 firefighters and 60 pieces of equipment were on the scene throughout the incident including the canteen and rehab units from the Box 414 Association.
Photos here are from both myself and photographer Stanley Jaworski. Stanley arrived earlier and captured the initial firefight. Trevor shot the master stream operations and crews taking up once the fire was knocked.
Happy New Year!
Trevor James & Stanley Jaworski