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Jacksonville Units Run First-Due Dwelling Fire on Old York Road (Fire Box 47-6)

July 24th, 2009

At 0745 hours on Friday, units from Jacksonville and the surrounding area were dispatched to a report of a house on fire in the area of Old York Road and Papermill Road. While still enroute, additional information advised it was a small house possibly across from a church on Old York Road. Less than five minutes later, Engine 471 and Medic 475 arrived in the 14500 block of Old York Road and reported heavy smoke showing from a single-story dwelling. Command was established and confirmed that the owner and his dog had safely escaped. A working fire assignment and tanker-strike team were requested. Initial crews pulled multiple hose lines and began an interior attack while a draft site for a tanker shuttle was set up at the Papermill Village Shopping Center. This was the second time in the past eight days that an underground firefighting water tank was used for a fire in Jacksonville. A short time later, the fire was knocked down. Crews remained on location for some time performing salvage and overhaul operations and assisting fire investigators. The homeowner was treated for mild smoke inhalation while he ran back into the house to rescue his dog prior to fire department arriving. All units cleared at 1036 hours.

Jacksonville Units: E471, E473, TSU474, M475, SU476, U477

Other Units: E392, BC1, TOW17, E391, E391, E101, E442, TT446, TSU444, E302, E60, M395, E381, TT488, E494, E482, E503, E441, TSU504, TT454, AU248, E493, E382, REH154, REH155, FID2, FID6, SAFE4, Harford County Mutual Aid

Video from ABC Channel 2 News: http://www.abc2news.com/news/local/story/Smoke-Alarm-Saves-In-Jacksonville-Fire/TI7Ey4MZdEOzNeH_OfiCUQ.cspx
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