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Abandoned warehouse catches fire in West Baltimore; firefighter sustains minor injury

A multi-alarm fire at a vacant warehouse is seen on Mosher St. and N. Bentalou St. (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun video)

A fire broke out at an abandoned warehouse in West Baltimore on Monday night, creating a large plume of smoke visible throughout the city.

Blair Adams, spokeswoman for the Baltimore City Fire Department, said firefighters were called for a report of a fire at a warehouse near North North Bentalou and Mosher streets at about 7:30 p.m.

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Responders found a five-story abandoned warehouse heavily engulfed in flames, Adams said. The smoke billowed into the evening sky and could be seen from miles away as it hung over the city.

One firefighter was transported to an area hospital for a “very minor” injury, Adams said. No other injuries were reported.

Adams said that more than 60 firefighters responded to the scene of the blaze.

Firefighters battled the blaze until 2 a.m. and remained on scene for another three hours.

Last night, emergency crews blocked off sections of North Bentalou, but Adams said there was no immediate threat to residents of the surrounding area. The warehouse is a considerable distance away from the nearest residential homes on the street.

Baltimore Sun reporter McKenna Oxenden contributed to this story.

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