Fire at Amazon's Maryland warehouse connected to rooftop solar panels
Fire at Amazon warehouse near Perryville, Maryland. Image by Susquehanna Hose Co on Twitter (@SusquehannaHose)
A fire that broke out Wednesday on the roof of the Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) warehouse near Perryville, Maryland, was caused by “an unspecified event involving the solar panel system” located on top of the building, Maryland State Fire Marshal said following an investigation.
The fire was ruled accidental and no arrests were made. No one was reported injured.
Damage to the property totalled an estimated USD 500,000 (EUR 411,700), according to officials.
The blaze was discovered by Amazon employees. It took 60 firefighters to bring the fire under control in 80 minutes, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said.
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