Stop me if You’ve Heard This One Before… Engine and Truck 33 Respond to Second Alarm of Fire, This Time in The Carriage Hill Apartments
For the 3rd time in 9 days Kentland takes in a Second Alarm of Fire in Gorgeous Prince George’s County. At 0703 hours PSC alerted units from the 3rd battalion to the 3300 block of Curtis Drive, box 29-23, for the report of an apartment building on fire. First arriving units pulled up to a 2 story in the front 3 in the rear, Garden Style Apartment with fire showing from the first and second floor of side A. It wasn’t long before command sounded the Second Alarm, alerting Engine 331 as the 4th due Engine and Reserve Truck 33 as the second due truck. Due to water supply issues Engine Company 33 located a hydrant and dropped the crew off. The Engine crew used a line off Engine 29 and assisted in extinguishing fire on the second floor and the cockloft of the apartment building. Truck 33 circled the block like a hawk, dodging cars, and fire apparatus, and even moving 1 chiefs buggy out of the way, determined to get side C access because failure is not an option. Truck 33 removed 1 concrete post and 1 bush, and put Truck 33 in perfect side C position. Truck 33 and Truck 38 were the only apparatus to make it to the rear of the building. Both trucks completely laddered side C. Truck 33 threw 162 feet of ground ladders, covering multiple windows and put the stick to the roof. The Engine and Truck from 33 cleared the scene at 0920 hours.