Five minutes before the 10 o’clock hour on Monday night, the 557 Fire Box was transmitted for the reported house fire at 1715 Chapel Road. As units were marking up, fire communications reported they were receiving multiple calls reporting the house on fire. Chief 5 was first on scene (2158hrs), established command and reported fire showing from the alpha side of the two story dwelling. Quint 5 was next on scene, acting as the first due Engine Company, and dropped a split lay before deploying two 1.75″ attack lines. As the Quint’s crew was making the push, Engine 515 completed the split lay, and then deployed their own 1.75″ and 2.5″ attack lines. Engines 512 & 513 followed, with Engine 513 picking up a secondary hydrant, and both crews being assigned to the primary search of the dwelling. Command reported the bulk of the knocked, at 2205 hours, and that crews were opening up to check for extension. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries, however refused transport, and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.
53 SHCo members made their response to the scene, via four Engines, two aerials, Rescue, Mini Pumper, three Chief buggy’s, Safety Officer buggy, and two Utilities, with an additional 10 providing standby coverage at the fire houses.
- Engine 514 – RIT
- Tower 5 – aerial ops & search
- Mini Pumper 5 – secondary search
- Rescue 5 – air cascade
- Utility 571 & 573 – additional manpower to scene
- Chief 5-1: side Charlie
- Chief 5-2: incident ops
- Safety 5 – incident safety officer
- Engine 214 – controlled utilities & secondary search
- Engine 112 & Tanker 1 – overhaul
- Cecil Tanker 6 – overhaul
- Cecil Rescue 72 – transferred to House 1
Photo courtesy Evan McRoberts