At 1925 hours, Engine 2 and Squad 2 with surrounding companies were alerted to the “Farmers Market” in Charlotte hall for a building fire. Engine 23, Engine 21, Engine 224, Rescue 2, and all three chiefs went enroute with 17 personnel at dispatch.
Chief 2A arrived first and located smoke showing from the delta side of a commercial building. Engine 23 and Rescue 2 arrived next, deployed a handline, and knocked down a fire in a bathroom.
Crews opened up and checked the surrounding areas of the building for extension. With no extension found the assignment was scaled back to two engine companies and the rescue squad from Mechanicsville.
Chief 2A held the Charlotte Hall command and the State Fire Marshall’s office was requested to the scene.