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Jacksonville Volunteers Respond to First-Due Barn Fire (Fire Box 47-13)

July 16th, 2009

At 1037 hours, units from Northern Baltimore and Harford Counties were dispatched to reports of a barn fire on Baldwin Mill Road near Sweet Air Road in Jacksonvilles first-due area. Initial units including Engine 471 responded within minutes. While still four miles away from location, units reported a thick column of black smoke. At that time, a tanker strike team was requested due to lack of water in the area. Engine 471 arrived at 1046 hours and reported a 20 ft X 30 ft shed full of straw on fire off the road down a long driveway in the 13900 block of Baldwin Mill Road. While units laid a 3 inch supply line to the scene, other units worked to establish a draft site at the underground tank that had been installed less than a year ago at Pleasantville Road and Baldwin Mill Road. Within a short period of time, the bulk of the fire was knocked down. Units remained at location bringing the fire under control and performing overhaul. All units were clear at 1258 hours.

Jacksonville Units: E471, TSU474, M475, U477

Other Units: E481, E381, E291, BC1, IV485, E392, E17, TT446, TT488, FID3
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