Fire closes organic food store for week

Roots in Clarksville damaged

August 09, 2010|By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun

A small fire seemingly started by an electrical light fixture forced popular Roots organic market in Clarksville to close until Saturday.

Howard County fire department spokeswoman Julia Lynch said an employee saw flames in a ceiling light fixture at 7:25 a.m. Sunday, and firefighters responded from the Clarksville Station two blocks away. Sprinklers in the ceiling controlled the fire and flames were out by 8 a.m. But heavy smoke and water damage forced the store to close for the week.

A message on the store website said it would reopen Saturday, after a cleaning.

larry.carson@baltsun.com

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