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Jacksonville’s Engine 473 Responds to Dwelling Fire (Fire Box 45-7)

July 19th, 2008

At 1100 hours on Saturday, Units in Northern Baltimore County along with mutual aid from Harford and York Counties were alerted for a report of a house on fire in Maryland Line’s first due area. Jacksonville’s Engine 473 responded on the initial call. Within minutes, units approaching the scene reported a thick column of smoke in the sky. Additional information from the caller to 911 advised that there were flames shooting out of the front door and windows of her neighbor’s house. At that time, Engine 451 requested a tanker strike team and a working fire assignment. Units arrived minutes later to find a single-story house approximately 50% involved with fire. Additionally, the fire had spread to woods surrounding the house. Minutes after the arrival of initial units, E473 arrived and laid 800 feet of three inch supply line from the front of the house to a pond at the rear of the house. Personnel from 47 and 39 then worked to stretch two handlines to the rear of the structure. Although most of the house was consumed by fire, the crews held the fire from engulfing the entire house. Crews knocked down the bulk of the fire and then worked to perform salvage and overhaul operations in the intense heat for several hours until racking up hose and clearing the incident at 1600 hours.

Jacksonville Units: E473

Other Units:

BC11, E451, E442, HCE712, YCT58, E452, TT454, B453, TT448, TSU444, E392, TSU394, HCE714, M60, HCE1025, SQ533, AU426, REH156, HCE711, M395, HCSU782
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