Fire damages Dundalk recycling plant

March 06, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A five-alarm fire at a Dundalk recycling plant destroyed hundreds of bales of compressed scrap paper last night and damaged the warehouse in which they were stored, said a Baltimore County Fire Department spokesman.

Lt. Robert Rossman said the fire at Owl Corp., a paper and metals recycling company in the 1900 block of Graves Court, was reported at 6: 03 p.m.

Four additional alarms were pulled by 7: 41 p.m., he said.

The fire was declared under control at 9: 49 p.m., said a fire dispatcher.

The plant was open, but no injuries were reported.

Flames damaged two utility poles, causing at least 50 homes in the Stansbury Shores community nearby to lose power, said a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. worker at the scene. Service was to be restored by early today, the worker said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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