Montgomery County Fire & Rescue units from the 2nd battalion were toned out on Monday morning for the house fire in Chevy Chase on Cummings Lane. Multiple callers to 911 dispatch reported smoke. First-due units including Rescue 1 (Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad), Truck 706, and Engine 707 arrived to find smoke showing from multiple sides of the structure. As firefighters began their interior attack, a RIT alarm was toned bringing PGFD (Prince Georges County Fire Department) Rescue Squad 801 to the scene to fulfill RIT duties.
An aggressive interior attack was made on the 1st and 2nd levels and into the basement of the house, and multiple searches were performed by the squad company, all reporting as negative. Fire was knocked quickly and units remained in the structure to clear smoke and check for extension.
RIT was de-escalated placing RS801 back into service. Units including Engine 754 from Fort Detrick briefly took over RIT duties and then helped with overhaul. Rehab was performed by the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad EMTs and Paramedics. The air unit re-supplied bottles, and the Kensington Canteen unit provided cold refreshments to assist with rehab. Battalion 702 had command. Units remained on the scene for approx. 3 hours. Here are some overhaul shots.