- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore will remain closed through Friday after a fire broke out in the basement.

Officials earlier announced that the courthouse would be closed Wednesday and arrangements had been made to relocate cases and court services to the Courthouse East building across the street.

Late Wednesday, officials said in an email that the court will remain closed through Friday. The Baltimore Department of General Services has not notified court officials when the building will reopen.

No new jurors have to report Thursday or Friday.

Firefighters controlled the fire in about an hour Tuesday. The Baltimore Sun reports that BGE spokesman Aaron Koos says a broken water pipe caused a short and fire that burned the cable connected to BGE’s underground vault.


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