Fire causes $500,000 in damage at former AKT spacecraft site near Elkton

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A fire early Saturday morning caused half a million dollars in damage at the Northrup Grumman rocket site (formerly ATK) at 55 Thiokol Road, Elkton, MD.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office saidthe fire caused $20,000 in damage to the structure and $480,000 damage to contents. The building housed a boiler room.

An audible alarm alerted security officers who arrived within minutes and found no active fire or smoke. About 15 minutes later, security officers observed smoke & flames coming from the building.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the building and no other structures were reported to have suffered damage.

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The site produces propulsion systems for spacecraft.

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