September 02, 2021

Fire crews battled a magnesium fire outside a Dundalk packing plant last night.

The fire in the 2300 block of Grays Road, 21222, was dispatched at 10:04 p.m. First-arriving crews found a 20-foot circle of debris on fire outside a packing plant. When they tried to extinguish with water, the debris ignited, indicating the presence of magnesium powder in the debris. Magnesium cannot be extinguished with water.

Fire commanders requested a hazmat assignment. A dump truck full of sand was dispatched, and the fire was extinguished after sand was dumped on the fire.

The fire was called under control at about 11:20 p.m. No injuries were reported.