Chemical spill, fire damage store GLEN BURNIE


About a dozen firefighters spent more than 30 minutes early yesterday extinguishing a small fire and cleaned up a chemical spill at a Glen Burnie store.

Lt. Robert Kornmann, a county fire department spokesman, said sprinklers inside Aquarium Products, in the 100 block of Penrod Court, contained the blaze and kept it isolated to a small section of a concrete warehouse.

As a result, there was minimal damage and no injuries, Lieutenant Kornmann said.

Firefighters arrived about 4:15 a.m. and discovered an undetermined amount of the chemical Textone had spilled. The main ingredient in Textone, a brand name, is sodium chlorite, which the spokesman said "puts off a great deal of heat when wet."

Members of the hazardous materials unit put out the fire and cleaned up the spill. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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