Fire department spokeswoman Blair Adams said a call for the 2000 block of East McComas St. fire came in just before 12:30 p.m.
Insulation and other building materials caught fire inside the breezeway causing minor damage, Port of Baltimore spokesman Richard Scher said. There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Within minutes of the fire being reported, the smoke began to die down and turn to an ash color. By about 12:40 p.m., fire trucks and Baltimore City police patrol cars filed out of the port. And about 50 minutes later, Adams said the fire was under control.
There’s a large fire department presence here in the 2000 block of McComas St by the cruise ship ports. Fire department confirmed they were responding for smoke but didn’t have more information beyond that. pic.twitter.com/V9nRzwzEDf
The breezeway is a temperature controlled area where cruise passengers wait to board their ship after entering the terminal. It has been undergoing a $952,000 renovation since last September to add a new rood and upgrade the HVAC system.