Balto. Co. firefighters respond to two-alarm blaze at UPS facility

No injuries reported

November 30, 2012|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

After a two-alarm fire broke out at a UPS Customer Center in southwest Baltimore County Friday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said the facility has reopened.

Baltimore County firefighters were called at 9:43 a.m. to the facility at 3901 Vero Road, and was extinguished 10:15 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Susan Rosenberg, a UPS spokeswoman, said a customer center in the building was reopened at 11:15 a.m.

She said fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire that occurred at a conveyor belt. She said it's unclear whether it was the belt itself or an item on the belt.

The flames did not affect operations much at the package distribution center, she said, because most of the shipments for the day had been processed and drivers were already dispatched on the road to make package deliveries.

"The bulk of our workforce was gone," she said, but the building was evacuated for safety.

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