Philip Aldinger, owner of Aldinger Signs and Murals, was met with smoke when he first entered his business Friday morning. He said flames started to burst once he opened the door.
Firefighters from Carroll, Baltimore and Howard counties were called Friday morning to extinguish a structure fire on the 2800 block of Liberty Road in Eldersburg. After 45 minutes, the flames were under control.
No people were injured but Aldinger’s two cats died.
Aldinger said he’s been in business for 35 years and he isn’t sure if he will recover. He said he lost his belongings and about $50,000 worth of equipment. He isn’t sure if his insurance will cover all of the damages.
“Everything I have to operate is burnt up,” he said.