Engine Company 33 Goes to Early Morning Glenn Dale House Fire
At 0327 hours, PSC dropped a street alarm for a shed on fire, in the 11300 block of Daisy Lane, on Box 18-01. First arriving units went on the scene of a 1-story single family dwelling, with “Heavy Smoke Showing”. PSC filled the box, and Engine 331 was alerted to respond on the Working Fire Dispatch. As Engine 331 was making its snow filled journey Truck 28 advised units they had fire throughout. Engine 331 arrived on the scene and located a backup hydrant to be used if need. Engine 331 completed a 360 and reported fire showing from the delta side. Engine Co 18 advised command that they were coming out to swap cylinders and command asked Engine 331 to take over. Picking up where 18’s Engine left off, the linemen advanced the line into the structure knocking the stubborn fire. Engine Co 33’s officer asked command to have a unit open the roof to help remove the smoke from the structure due to the limited number of windows. Truck 14 opened a hole in the roof, venting out most of the smoke. Engine 331 located extension to the roof line and knocked that as well. The officer from Engine 331 was called to the command post where he recommended units make a “gable vent” cut to both sides of the pitched roof. Truck 28 opened up one side of the pitched roof and Engine 331 flowed their line in the hole knocking hot spots. The incident was scaled back and Engine 331 returned to the Landover Road Engine House. While the Engine operated on the fire Reserve Truck 33 was transferred to station 18 to fill in the gap of missing trucks in the area. This was the 3rd fire of the New Year for the Volunteers from Kentland.