Montgomery County Fire and Rescue units were alerted to the house fire on Hillmead Road in Bethesda (MD) on Feb. 19. Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad 741 was first due and the first unit on the scene. They reported smoke showing on arrival and requested the rapid intervention dispatch (RID) and the fire task force.
Heavy fire was encountered in the basement of the house fed by a natural gas meter. While first responding units went into fire attack mode, a 2nd alarm was ordered. Battalion 702 took command, and units from multiple battalions in the county worked the fire. A MAB (Medical Ambulance Bus) unit, the Kensington Canteen unit, and a Mobile Air Unit responded to provide rehab, hydration, and to refill air packs. An extended overhaul took place. I arrived after the 2nd alarm was struck and took photos of the units and crews on the scene.
More of my photos from the scene are on my Flickr stream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/
More photos and a write-up by the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad can be viewed via their Facebook page here:
4th Battalion District of Columbia Fire Department units responded to the working fire on Sheridan and 13th Sts. NW on Friday. Here are some photos I took from the scene shortly after the fire was knocked and overhaul began.
More photos can be viewed on my Flickr account:
At approximately 1100 hours on June 20, 2014, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue first battalion units were alerted to the house fire on Dunoon Road just off of New Hampshire Ave. in the community of Hillandale. Rescue Squad 2, Rescue Squad 715, Trucks 716 and 719, Engines 716, 724, Reserve Engine 3, Prince Georges County Engine 841 (Calverton) and additional units responded, arriving to find smoke showing from the roof of a ranch style house.
Firefighters had the fire confined to an attic space and knocked quickly. By the time I arrived they had started the overhaul process. Battalion Chief 701 had command.
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Frederick County Fire & Rescue battled an early morning 2-alarm fire at the Dairy Maid warehouse on East 7th St. in downtown Frederick, MD. The fire started due to a malfunction in a compressor and spread to the warehouse roof. Firefighters quickly had the fire under control and continued to perform overhaul on the scene for a few hours. I arrived during the overhaul phase.
Companies on scene included United #3, Citizens Truck #4, Independent #1, Junior #2, Braddock Heights, Brunswick, and Emmitsburg. The full dispatch of both alarms is here via the dispatch provided by Frederick Scanner:
COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE / FIRE-VISIBLE 259 E SEVENTH ST FRE1: @DAIRY MAID DAIRY MAP: 4566F3 Disp: A29,BAT900,E22,E501,RE11,SFT900,E31,E311,ET114,RS2,TR41,TWR1,BAT1,E23,A28,E12,SFT901,E502,C2-1,C3,BAT902,RS3
ADDITIONAL ALARM / FIRE / 2ND_ALRM_URBAN 259 E SEVENTH ST FRE1: @DAIRY MAID DAIRY MAP: 4566F3 Disp: E331,E122,ET224,E72,E161,A29,A18,RE11,TR5,WCTR6,BAT900,SFT900,W2