Tuesday, January 19, 2016 0350
Just before 4am this morning Baltimore County 911 received
reports of a dwelling fire in the 600 Blk of Old Home Rd (Fire Box: 8-02). Fire
Dispatch promptly alerted Battalion Chief 32, Engine & Truck 8 (Fullerton),
Engine 16 (Golden Ring), Engine 281 (Rosedale), Engine 10 (Parkville), and
Squad 523 (Middle River Vol). Medic 8 and Emergency Medical Supervisor 6 were
first to arrive at location and reported a 2-story, single family dwelling with
fire showing from the Bravo (left) side. E8 & T8 arrived followed in short
order by E16 and initiated fire suppression operations. E281 arrived and
covered the hydrant that E8 was hand stretching a supply line to. E55 (Perry
Hall) was requested by command to assume RIT (Rapid Intervention Team).
The crew from E281 began to stretch a back-up line as the
officer check Charlie (rear) side conditions. With E8 making an attack from the
interior and nothing presenting from the Charlie side E281’s crew was preparing
to make entry into the dwelling when T8 called for an attack line to be
advanced to Division 2 (second floor) due to being met by high heat and low visibility
at the top of the staircase. E281 assisted E16 with advancing the attack line to
Div2 and assisted with ventilation.
With the fire completely knocked down and the dwelling
ventilated crews preformed limited overhaul pending the arrival of a Fire
Investigator. Command directed E281 to stretch lighting to the interior to
assist E10 still operating on Division 1 (first floor). Command then placed the
fire under control and began releasing units as they completed their tasks.
E281 assisted E8 with packing up the secondary line before going in service.
There were no reported injuries from either civilians or
fire service personnel. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Driver: Chief Charles Leiss
Officer: Lt Patrick Belton
Pipeman: EMT/FF TJ Gagliano
Irons: FF Alex McJilton