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House Fire in Afternoon Storm
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By Mechanicsville Volunteers
August 20, 2019

At 1709 hours as storms were rolling thru the North End, Company 2 and surrounding departments were dispatched for a house fire at 36975 Dixie Lyon Rd, the caller reported smoke from an upstairs window. Engine 23 responded immediately, clearing a fire alarm at White Marsh Elementary, Tanker 24 responded immediately from Station 2 as well.

As there are no hydrants in this area Tanker 24 called out the fill site for tankers, utilizing the hydrant at the intersection of Thompson Corner Rd and Three Notch Rd. Engine 23 arrived first reporting fire showing from the Bravo, Alpha, and Delta sides of the roof of a two story, single family, type IV construction home.

Engine 23s officer completed a circle check of the home and Company 2 units made an interior attack with the crew from Tanker 1002 applying water to the exterior. Personnel had to force the front door open and found one resident still inside who had just woken up thanks to the working smoke alarms. He was assisted from the home as well as one dog. Other searches of the home were negative.

Units worked for approximately 2.5 hours opening up and performing overhaul operations. No injuries were reported. The State Fire Marshall was requested to the scene. Chief 2 had the Command.

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ST MARY: (CAD) 17:07:40*STRUCTURE FIRE*36975 DIXIE LYON RD*CHARLES COUNTY LINE*MECHANICSVILLE*CO2 T2 CHT2 CHE2 CHE5 CHT14 CHE14 TK7 SQ7 CHTK1 WS5 ALS CO29 EMS42*
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*POSSIBLY UPSTAIRS SOUTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE - SMOKE COMING FROM THE UPSTAIRS WINDOW*
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*17:12:47 WATER SUPPLY - HYDRANT AT THOMPSONS CORNER AND THREE NOTCH*
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*17:13:43 E23 OTS SIDE ALPHA 3 STORY FIRE SHOWING SIDE ALPHA, BRAVO, DELTA WITH COMMAND*
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*17:14:44 E23 FORCING ENTRY*
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*17:16:49 360 COMPLETE- FIRE ON SIDE ALPHA AND ROOF LINE ON SIDE*
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*17:19:03 ONE DOG AND ONE SUBJ REMOVED FROM THE RESIDENCE*
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*17:19:11 COMMAND REQ FIRE MARSHALL AND SMECO*
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*17:19:57 ACCESS TO THE FIRE AT CHARLIE DELTA CORNER*
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*17:20:21 COMMAND: FIRE STILL SHOWING OUT OF SIDE DELTA*
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*17:31:12 DIVISION 1 PRIMARY NEGATIVE - POWER SECURED*
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*17:35:06 FIRE UNDER CONTROL - LEVEL 2 STAGE*

Units: Engine 23, Tanker 2, Tanker 24, Rescue Squad 2, Command 2, Brush 2, Utility 2
 
Mutual Aid: Engine 1002, Tanker 1002, Truck 1001, Truck
 
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Peggy August 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Good job guys as usual. Thanks for your service.




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