5 firefighters treated for heat exhaustion after brewery fire

All but one treated and released; fire brought under control Friday morning

  • Fire burns in the cork walls of a former brewery complex in Brewer's Hill.
Fire burns in the cork walls of a former brewery complex in Brewer's… (Jen Rynda, Baltimore Sun )
August 19, 2011|By Liz F. Kay and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

Two more firefighters battling a fire at a vacant brewery complex in Brewers Hill were treated for heat exhaustion, bringing the total injured to five, a city fire spokesman said.

All but one had been treated and released by Friday morning, according to the spokesman, Capt. Roman Clark.

Firefighters responded to calls for fire in part of the old Gunther Brewery complex in the 1200 block of S. Conkling St. at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Clark said it wasn't brought under control until 5:45 a.m. Friday — more than 15 hours later.

The cause of the fire, primarily confined to the cork-covered walls on the third and fourth floors of the building, is still under investigation.

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