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Fire breaks out at Domino Sugar facility in Baltimore

Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-21 07:02:28-04

BALTIMORE — A fire broke out at the Domino Sugar facility in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Tuesday.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Baltimore Fire responded to Domino Sugar for a reported fire.

Kevin Pomer said he watched the scene unfold from his window at home in disbelief.

“I was worried the whole thing was maybe coming down. I didn’t know what to expect,” he said.

Approaching the scene, heavy fire and smoke was showing through the roof. Once firefighters gained entry, fire was showing from a silo that collapsed.

“From our understanding, it was in or around the silo,” said Blair Adams, a spokeswoman with the Baltimore City Fire Department said. “The fire started and made its way onto the conveyor belt and spread or traveled a short distance up.”

“There are people all around. There are tons of people who work here, so I was totally worried that it could’ve been some injuries. But I’m glad there weren’t,” Pomer said.

Baltimore City Fire remain on the scene with fire showing from the building. BCFD Fire Boat assisted during the 3-alarm to help tackle the fire with additional water supply.

Baltimore Police assisted in redirecting vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

“I’ve seen a couple small fires in houses and things like that but absolutely nothing in a building this large,” Pomer said.