On Saturday at 1939 hours, the Hose Company was alerted for two Engines as part of the 0202 Fire Box for the reported dwelling fire at 2327 Sherwood Lane. As units marked up, Harford County Fire Dispatch advised they received a report from a neighbor reporting the basement on fire. Chief 5-1 & Engine 514 (w/7) were first on scene at 1948 hours with smoke showing from the one story dwelling and confirmed the report of a basement fire. The Engine’s crew quickly stretched a 1.75″ preconnect through the front door, made their way down the basement steps and began knocking fire. As this was being done, Engine 512 (w/6, 3rd Engine) marked on scene and pulled a backup line from Engine 211 (2nd Engine) and made entry through a basement door on the delta side. Shortly after both crews made the basement, command ordered all companies out of the dwelling, as the water supply was compromised. After water supply was established via Tanker 121, crews transitioned back to the offensive mode, at which point command requested two additional Engine companies to the scene. Engine 513 (w/6) made their response and conducted overhaul once on scene. Hose Company crews remained on scene until 2249 hours and then returned to Havre de Grace.
While crews were committed on scene, two Engines, Quint & Mini-Pumper remained staffed at Divisions 1 & 5, covering other emergencies in the City.
Units on scene: E211, E213, E215, TW231, U273, M291, E512, E513, E514, DCH5, CH51, T1231, E113, TT121, FM45 & FM46
Photos courtesy Scott Budnick, AFD