Small fire hits B&O Warehouse

April 13, 1992

City firefighters today extinguished a small fire on the top floor at the north end of the B&O Warehouse, the red brick structure just beyond right field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

About 100 people were evacuated from the eight-story structure as a precaution. No injuries were reported. Oriole offices are in that end of the warehouse.

Fire officials said a welder accidentally ignited some material with his torch about 11 a.m. while working on an eighth-floor elevator.

The fire sent black clouds of smoke into the downtown area.

The fire was confined to the northern end of the building. The exclusive two-story Camden Club is on the seventh and eighth floors.

Offices for the baseball team are on the second and third floors.

An estimate of damage was not available. Police reported few traffic disruptions.

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