Fire at plastics warehouse extinguished

Posted at 6:38 AM, Oct 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 21:23:19-04
UPDATE: Baltimore County fire confirmed that warehouse fire has been put out after three days of burning.
BALTIMORE HIGHLANDS, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a massive blaze in a plastics warehouse in Baltimore County continues to burn near 48 hours after it was first reported.
County police and fire officials said in a news release Wednesday afternoon that firefighters were still trying to get to the seat of the blaze at Adell Plastics Inc. in Baltimore Highlands. Three fire trucks and four engines remain on scene.
Firefighters said they expect to have the scene cleared by Thursday afternoon. Traffic is still shut down on Route 648 between Manoff Road and New York Ave.
The fire was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say all occupants escaped without injury.
Firefighters say the warehouse was filled with cardboard boxes and unknown material, and the fire quickly escalated. The fire spewed thick, black smoke that could be seen for miles. Walls and roofs collapsed; building engineers say the facility is unsafe for firefighters to enter.
One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.

ABC2 News contributed to the report.

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