Fire Strikes Vacant Fort Howard Veterans Hospital
Firefighters responded to the historic structure in Edgemere on Saturday night.
UPDATE (July 15, 11:55 a.m.)—Part of the vacant Fort Howard Veterans Hospital caught fire on Saturday night, Baltimore County police said.
Firefighters responded to a fire at the historic property, in the 9600 block of Gettysburg Avenue in Fort Howard, at about 9:58 p.m. on July 14, Lt. Paul Massarelli, a county spokesman, announced Sunday afternoon. Firefighters brought the fire under control at 11:37 p.m.
About 50 pieces of fire equipment and about 150 emergency workers responded as the fire spread into nearby woods, Massarelli stated.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no one was injured, he stated.
Police told Patch Saturday night that the structure, included as part of the veterans hospital, had been used during World War II.
Massarelli added in the announcement that the structure was under renovations at the time of the incident.