Fire At Commercial Laboratory In Hampstead Mostly In The Ceiling

The cause is under investigation.

Fire At Commercial Lab in Hampstead  (Photo from Md. State Fire Marshal’s Office)

Hampstead, Md (KM) The cause of a fire at a commercial laboratory in Hampstead last Saturday morning has been ruled accidental.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says at around 5:18 AM,, fire fighters were dispatched to the 4000 block of Gill Avenue for an automatic fire alarm. They saw smoke conditions, and the call was upgraded to a structure fire.

Officials say the fire located in the ceiling area was brought under control by the building’s sprinkler system. Fire  crews took care of any remaining hazards.

It took 30 fire fighters 15-minutes to bring the fire under control. No one was injured.

Damage is estimated at $200,000.

The fire originated in the ceiling area.

By Kevin McManus