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White Marsh Landfill Blaze Drew Firefighters, Hazmat Personnel

There was a fiery, leaky situation at Eastern Sanitary Landfill.

Baltimore and Harford county firefighters responded to a blaze inside a White Marsh landfill building. (Credit: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company)
Baltimore and Harford county firefighters responded to a blaze inside a White Marsh landfill building. (Credit: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company)
Baltimore and Harford county firefighters handled a hazardous situation in White Marsh recently.

A fire was reported at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Sanitary Landfill in the 6200 block of Days Cove Road, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company said.

The call came in as a reported power plant fire, according to White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

Crews from Joppa-Magnolia, White Marsh and the Baltimore County Fire Department arrived to find a large generator ablaze inside the building, according to the report.

Firefighters used dry chemical extinguishers to snuff out the blaze, then removed burned insulation from the generator and checked for additional fire with hooks, Joppa-Magnolia reported.

An aerial ladder was raised to the roof to check for any extension there as well, the report stated.

Once the fire was determined to be out, crews used absorbent booms and pads to contain leaking fluids from the generator, the fire company said.

Eastview Fire's satellite hazardous materials unit was called in to coordinate cleanup, White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported.

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