Firefighters were called to a three-alarm blaze at pawn shop in Southwest Baltimore, one of at least half a dozen fires around the city overnight that followed a day of riots in the city after the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday.
The fire tore through a pawn shop in the 2100 block of W. Pratt St., across the street from a wig store that had been ransacked, with glass windows shattered and inventory strewn on the ground.
The Baltimore Fire Department responded to the fires as police quelled the remnants of Monday's riots over the death of Gray, 25, who sustained a fatal spine injury while in police custody last week.
The Office of Emergency Management posted updates on its Twitter page overnight with the locations of the fires. They included: A community center at Gay and Federal streets; the 2400 block of E. Monument St.; the 2500 block of W. Franklin St.; N. Mount and Baker streets; W. Saratoga Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard; N. Hilton Street and Piedmont Avenue; the 1700 block of Harman Ave.; and Westside Shopping Center in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave.
Fire officials are investigating the causes of each of the fires and have not attributed any of them to the looting and riots that continued throughout the night.