Restaurant fire creates gridlock downtown

Fire equipment jams Pratt and Light streets during rush hour

April 16, 2004|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

Baltimore city fire crews responded to a fire at the Tex-Mex Grill at 201 E. Pratt Street late today, creating major traffic delays on Pratt and Light streets during the afternoon rush-hour.

The fire department responded to the blaze about 3:15 this afternoon and doused the fire within 20 minutes, officials said.

Four engines, two trucks and two battalion chiefs riding in two other vehicles responded to the scene.

A city fire department spokeswoman said it is standard practice to send that amount of equipment for any incident reported in the Inner Harbor area.

Originally published April 16, 2004, 5:42 PM EDT

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