We were trying to enjoy a warm Spring afternoon strolling around Butchertown last week when Washington Street was suddenly engulfed in thick black and white smoke. Attempting to track down the source, we found giant fires roaring half a block away at the corner of Quincy Street and Cabel Street at a MSD facility. The smell was foul and the smoke irritated our eyes. What were they doing?
There were about 30 fire extinguishers huddled in the MSD parking lot and someone with a device appearing to be a flame thrower repeatedly lit a mattress sized tray on fire and extinguished it. Each time, a giant plume of smoke rose into the air and wafted south to Washington Street. This had been going on before we got there and after we left.
It’s enough Butchertown has to put up with the malodorous Swift, but to be sandwiched in by another disrespectful neighbor seems unfair. We would guess they were testing fire extinguishers, but in a very rude manner considering there are houses 20–30 feet in multiple directions. Anyone know what the story it?