Marley Station Macy's expected to reopen after deliberately set fire

March 12, 1991

Macy's, a department store at Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, was expected to open for business today despite a deliberately set fire that caused extensive damage to a second-floor storeroom last night, an Anne Arundel County fire official said.

Damage caused by last night's two-alarm blaze was estimated at $100,000 by Capt. Michael Schaall, a county fire department arson investigator. He said evidence indicated that the fire, which was confined to a storeroom, was deliberately set and that it remained under investigation.

It was the third fire at the store this year. In January, someone set fire to a trash bin in the rear of the store, in the 7900 block of Marley Station Road. In February, a three-alarm fire struck a part of the store not frequented by customers.

Yesterday's fire was reported at 8:58 p.m., and a second-alarm was sounded at 9:27 p.m., Schaall said. The blaze was declared under control at 10:48 p.m.

Some 40 firefighters manning more than a dozen pieces of equipment from eight stations responded to the fire, Schaal said.

During the fire, customers and employees were evacuated from the store. No injuries were reported.

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