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Jacksonville Assists Units with Fatal Dwelling Fire on Millerís Island (Fire-Rescue Box 26-4)

July 7th, 2008

At approximately 0945 hours on Monday, units from the Southeast corner of Baltimore County were dispatched for reports of a house on fire in the 8900 block of Hinton Avenue. Minutes later, units approaching the scene reported heavy smoke and fire showing. Initial companies then arrived and reported a three-story single-family dwelling with fire through the roof. Additional information from bystanders reported a subject possibly still inside. At that time, crews began making an interior attack as a rescue assignment was added to the call. Initial searches proved negative for occupants. As the fire grew too intense for crews operating inside and the roof began to collapse, all crews evacuated the building and continued to make an attack on the fire from the exterior. Command then requested a working fire assignment, bringing Jacksonvilles Air Unit 478. This was the second time AU478 had responded to a working fire in the North Point-Edgemere area in the past month. Crews worked to knock the bulk of the fire from the outside and then made entry into the dwelling again. A short time later, a 10-year old victim was located in an upstairs room under debris. Units remained on location for hours performing salvage and overhaul operations and assisting investigators. AU478 cleared at approximately 1200 hours.

Jacksonville Units: AU478
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