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Posted at 2:05 PM ET, 02/21/2010

More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in Baltimore

By Washington Post Editors

More than 100 firefighters continue to battle a five-alarm fire at an industrial building in north Baltimore.

The fire has led to the temporary closure of southbound Interstate 83, the city's main north-south artery. Fire trucks are stationed on the elevated highway and pouring water onto the building from above. Plumes of smoke were visible for miles after the fire broke out around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Fire department spokesman Kevin Cartwright says crews are making “good progress.” There were no reports that anyone was inside the building, and no one has been hurt.

The building appears to be largely vacant but has some offices inside. Cartwright says the fire has not damaged any nearby buildings in the Clipper Mill complex, which is home to numerous businesses.

--Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  | February 21, 2010; 2:05 PM ET
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