Auto and House Fire in Beltsville
October 11th, 2015- With the Laurel Volunteer Fire Dept. hosting their yearly company banquet, Morningside Volunteers agreed to staff the Engine Company assigned to the fire station through the night. Minutes before 0400 during the early morning hours of October 11th, Prince George’s Public Safety Communications sounded a Box Alarm over Channel 1 for a reported ‘House on Fire’ in the 11,600 BLK of Old Baltimore Pike. The units on the initial box alarm arrived on the scene to find a two story, split-foyer, wood frame construction, single family dwelling with fire showing from the 2nd floor and through the roof. The Working Fire Dispatch and the Fire Task Force were immediately struck, bringing Engine 10 fully staffed by Morningside Volunteers to respond on the alarm. The detail crew arrived, secured their own water supply, and stretched an attack line to Side Alpha. Per Command, the crew stretched their attack line to Division 2 and began their duties of extinguishment. After several minutes, the fire was brought under control and extensive overhaul was complete. The Morningside Volunteers would like to thank the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department for their gracious hospitality.
Only minutes before this Box Alarm, Working Fire Dispatch, and Fire Task Force were sounded, the crew staffing the ‘South Side Rescue Company’ at Company 27 were alerted to respond for a vehicle on fire in the 5200 BLK of Carswell Avenue in the first due area. The Rescue Engine and its crew arrived on the scene to find an auto on fire and simultaneously while the detail crew at Engine 10 was dispatched on the Fire Task Force, extinguished the auto fire. The calls for service did not stop there and Company 27 was on runs for the remainder of the night into the morning.
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