At 1856 hours Sunday evening, units from Long Green and the surrounding area were dispatched for a report of a barn on fire in the area of Long Green Pike and Hydes Road. Initial apparatus responding had to alter their response routes multiple times due to many trees and wires blocking roadways due to the storm that had just passed through the area. Long Green's Special Unit 387 was first to arrive and reported a large barn down a long driveway in the 5400 block of Hydes Road with heavy fire showing. The next arriving units were Jacksonville's Engine 471 and Engine 473. Once crews reached the barn, command was established and reported a 30 ft X 150 ft barn fully-involved with fire and exposures on the Bravo and Delta sides. Luckily, an underground water tank for firefighting use was located across the street at the Hydes Road Recreation Complex. Units laid 4 and 5 inch large-diameter supply line to the tank and established a draft site to use the 30,000 gallons of water. This was the third time in the past two weeks that such a tank was used in the area. Personnel worked to protect the exposure structures and eventually knock down the fire that consumed the primary fire building. The last few units from Long Green and Jacksonville cleared at 0440 hours.
July 26th, 2009
Jacksonville Units Respond to Barn Fire on Hydes Road (Fire Box 38-11)
Jacksonville Units: E471, E473, TSU474, IV475, U477
Other Units: SU387, E382, E381, BC1, E10, E55, E392, TSU394, TSU444, TT446, E292, E291, S483, TT488, E503, REH153, REH155, SAFE4, Harford County Mutual Aid