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Crews battle three-alarm warehouse fire in southwest Baltimore
No injuries reported at site of former Royal Furniture store
Updated: 6:37 AM EDT Apr 21, 2017
Firefighters battled a three-alarm fire at a vacant warehouse early Friday morning in southwest Baltimore.
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Crews responded around 3 a.m. to the site of the former Royal Furniture store in the area of South Monroe Street and Wilkins Avenue, fire officials said. The building has been vacant for about 20 years.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The fire did lead to some traffic delays in the area. For the latest traffic conditions, tap here.
Stay with wbaltv.com, the mobile app and 11 News for the latest on this fire.
WEBVTT JASON: WE ARE FOLLOWING BREAKINGNEWS A THREE-ALARM WAREHOUSE FIRE IN THE SOUTHWEST REGION OF BALTIMORE CITY AND JENNIFER FRANCIOTTI IS LIVE THERE WITH WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.GOOD MORNING, JEN.JENNIFER: GOOD MORNING, JASON.LIGHT RAIN HAS STARTED TO FALL HERE WHERE FIREFIGHTERS HAVE BEEN SINCE ABOUT 3:30 A.M. BATTLING THIS THREE-ALARM WAREHOUSE FIRE AND YOU CAN SEE THE LADDER TRACTION EXTEND AND I’M — LADDER TRUCKS EXTENDED.THE BULK OF IT HAS BEEN KNOCKED OUT BUT IT IS NOT YET UNDER CONTROL AS THEY PUT OUT HOT SPOTS AND TRYING TO PREVENT FLARE-UPS.THERE IS A MASTER WAREHOUSE THE OLD ROYAL FURNITURE STORE AND BEEN VACANT FOR YEARS BUT HUGE INSIDE AND THAT IS PART OF THE CHALLENGE IN FIGHTING THE FIRE.>> 150 BY 200 FOOT BUILDING AND RATHER LARGE AND AGAIN WITH UNITS RESPOND THE THERE WAS HEAVY SMOKE SHOWING AND YOU COULD SEE IT TWO BLOCKS AWAY.JENNIFER: THE GOOD NEWS IN THIS FIRE OFFICIALS SAY NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.IT WAS VACANT TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE.AND THERE ARE PARAMEDICS ON THE SCENE AS A PRECAUTION.THIS IS NORMAL IN A SITUATION LIKE THERE WHEN SO MANY FIRE PERSONNEL ARE INVOLVED.SO FAR THEY ARE FIGHTING IT FROMTHE OUTSIDE OF.THEY HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO GET INSIDE TO FIGHT THE FIRE BUTMASTER WAREHOUSE — MASSIVE FIRENEAR SOUTH MONROE AND WILKINS SOTHERE ARE MULTIPLE ROAD CLOSURESIN THE AREA.POLICE ASK YOU TO STAY AWAY IF POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF SO MANY DIFFICULT TURNAROUNDS AND A LOT OF HOSES ARE BLOCKING INTERSECTIONS.SO IF THIS IS A WAY YOU TRAVEL