CAMBRIDGE — Smoke from a fire in Cambridge was visible from at least as far away as Hurlock on Wednesday evening, July 1. The fire reported at 5:30 p.m. at Egide USA at 4 Washington Street took multiple departments several hours to contain.
Rescue Fire Department reported heavy fire showing from the roof on their arrival. The incident was quickly upgraded to a "third alarm" with units from Hurlock, East New Market, Secretary, Linkwood-Salem, Trappe, Easton, Oxford, Sharptown, Church Creek, and Preston responding.
Due to chemicals in the building, HAZMAT teams from Salisbury and Anne Arundel and Maryland Department of the Environment also responded.
According to Egide USA's website, the company is the only dedicated manufacturer of high tech hermetic packages for optoelectronic components producers. They also manufacture hermetic packaging for the aeronautics and avionic sectors and thermal imaging.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal's Office. More information will be released as it becomes available.