Westminster, MD – Sprinkler system assists firefighters in stopping fire at manufacturing plant; No injuries reported

A fire at the FR Conversions building in the 1200 block of Tech Court in Westminster Tuesday afternoon caused damage, but no injuries were reported to civilians or emergency responders.

Responders were alerted for reports of building fire at 12:28 p.m. When units arrived, it appeared that a piece of equipment on the production line was on fire, said Josh Evans, a spokesman for the Westminster volunteer fire company.

“The sprinkler system did activate and extinguish the bulk of the fire,” he said. “It took firefighters about 10 minutes to extinguish the fire the rest of the way.”

Some remained on scene for about 90 additional minutes to ventilate smoke out of the building. The fire and smoke damage is estimated at $150,000, he said.

Crews from Westminster, Pleasant Valley, Reese, New Windsor, Hampstead, Sykesville, Manchester and Glyndon, in Baltimore County, were called.

It did not appear to those on scene that fire damage extended to other businesses in the building, Evans said.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating.

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