Just after 1800 hours, units from Northern Baltimore County were alerted for a report of a house on fire in the 15200 block of Jarrettsville Pike in Company 47’s first-due area. Jacksonville’s Engine 471 and Special Unit 476 responded within minutes of dispatch. In less than five minutes from the time of the call to 911, Engine 471 was on the scene reporting fire showing from the second floor of a two-story, single family, wood frame dwelling. Command was established and a Tanker Strike Team was requested. Initial crews from 47 extended a 1 ¾” hand line into the structure and made their way to the second floor where they found a bedroom on fire with extension into the attic. Additional units from Jacksonville and nearby stations arrived and assisted the first-in crews. An aggressive interior attack held the fire to its point at the arrival of the fire department. It was quickly knocked down and was reported under control within fifteen minutes. The incident was scaled down to the initial first-alarm assignment and units remained at location awaiting investigators. Jarrettsville’s Engine 714 remained on standby filling in Jacksonville while units remained at the incident. Once an investigation was complete, crews worked to perform salvage and overhaul operations. Station 47 had a total of sixteen personnel operating at the scene for approximately three hours and an additional six personnel on standby at the station.
January 15th, 2007
Jacksonville Units Respond to First-Due Dwelling (Fire Fire Box 47-8)
Jacksonville Units: E471, E473, TSU474, M475, SU476, U477, AU478
Other Units: E392, E442, TSU444, TT446, TOW17, E17, TT488, TSU394, E382, E381, BC1, SQ533, FID3, FID8