Baltimore County

Fire causes roof collapse at Dundalk recycling plant

Firefighters respond to the fire at Owl Corp. in Dundalk.

Baltimore County firefighters Saturday continued to work their way through a large paper recycling plant in Dundalk that was the scene of a three-alarm fire that caused part of the building's roof to collapse Friday night.

A fire official said the collapsed roof at the Owl Corporation, on Graves Court near Lynch Cove, created a challenge for firefighters trying to reach parts of the warehouse that might still be burning.


Units from throughout the east side of the county, as well as from Baltimore City, battled the blaze. Martin State Airport firefighters brought a tanker to augment the water supply available to fight the fire. Officials said no one was inside the building at the time the fire started, around 6:25 pm, and no injuries were reported. The county's Office of Emergency Management had initially reported via Twitter that the fire involved paper products warehouse with "heavy fire inside the building."

The Owl Corporation is a 30-year-old recycling firm that operates on nine acres in the 1900 block of Graves Court, according to the company website. It recycles paper and plastic and operates roll-off trucks & dumpsters.