Kentland Triple Pulls to Vacant House Fire in Landover Hills
Shortly after 2am the tones dropped at station 33 for a reported house on fire on box 30-01. Engine 331 was alerted as the 4th due engine and Tower 33 was alerted as the 2nd due truck. It didn’t take long for PSC to start dropping the terms “in the area of”, “Across the street from”, and “also getting” letting the crews know they had a working fire. First arriving units went on the scene of a 1 and a half story single family dwelling with fire showing from A, C, and D sides of the vacant house. Rescue Engine 33 was added to the run on the Working Fire Dispatch and arrived on the scene seconds later. The Drivers from Tower 33 and Rescue Engine 33 worked together on removing bars from the exterior windows as the Rescue Engine driver started on the D side and worked back towards the C side where he meet with the Tower Driver who started on the B side. The Exterior team of Tower 33 placed over 48 feet of ground ladders. Tower 33 interior team worked on checking the basement and working their way back up to the top floor after that was cleared. Rescue Engine 33 crew helped had a line in place on the top floor where they extinguished the fire upstairs. Engine 331 established R.I.T Side A. Crews operated for just over an hour before returning to the Landover Road House.