County Gives An Update on Back River WWTP Fire

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Baltimore County Fire Department give an update on the fire at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The fire was reported on Wednesday, March 15 around 11:30 a.m. The fire was called under control just after 3 p.m.

“Crews remain on scene extinguishing fire in building where fire initiated. MDE on scene confirmed no environmental impact, public health threat, or HAZMAT involved. No injuries to plant personnel or fire dept. members,” the fire department said on Twitter.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski also released a statement.

“I am closely monitoring the situation at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “As this is a City-managed site within Baltimore County, we remain in close contact with Mayor Scott and our City partners and will provide additional information regarding this incident as it becomes available.”

B.J. Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.

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