Just before midnight on Wednesday, units from Harford County’s Company 7 were dispatched for an automatic fire alarm in the 4100 block of Old York Road in Jarrettsville. After calling enroute, dispatch advised that there were reports of smoke coming from the roof and the full building fire assignment was being dispatched. Baltimore County Stations 44, 45, and 47 were alerted to respond. Chief 7 arrived on the scene minutes later confirming smoke showing an auto repair shop and requesting a tanker shuttle. Additional units from Jarrettsville arrived minutes later and deployed two hand lines to make an aggressive interior attack in the area of the fire origin. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked in that area, crews started removing the sheet metal ceiling, revealing a large amount of fire in the attic area. The crew from Jacksonville worked to ventilate the roof in several areas, while interior crews continued to remove the sheet metal ceiling. A third hand line was taken to the roof area to knock the bulk of the fire. The fire was placed under control at 0037 hours. Over the course of the next 2 hours, crews continued to work to locate hot spots and perform overhaul operations. Minimal damage was sustained to the building.
January 24th, 2007
Engine Runs Mutual Aid to Jarrettsville Building Fire (Harford County Fire Box 718)
Jacksonville Units: E471
Other Units: E442, E451, TT446, TSU444