New Market Volunteers First In on Fully Involved House
By Captain Matthew Thews
June 14, 2017

On Wednesday June 14th at approximately 0330 hours, units were alerted to a possible building fire at the Costco Warehouse on Intercoastal Drive in New Market. E152(Capt. Thews), RS15 (Sgt. Chapman), and C15-1 (DFC Moe) responded on the assignment with 7 volunteers. A159 was already on a separate assignment. While enroute, a second box alarm was struck in Co. 25's first due area for a house on fire. Units arrived at Costco and quickly realized that there was no fire at that location, and the call was good intent. All units from that box re-routed to the house fire, which was in the 11700 Block of Ridgeway Court. C15-1 and BAT901 arrived at the same time, reporting a large two story single family house fully involved. C15-1 established the Ridgeway Court Command. E152 arrived as the first due engine and laid a supply line from the end of the driveway. E152 began fire attack and exposure protection with two hand lines, due to the limited water supply. RS15 arrived as the second unit on scene and performed forcible entry through the garage door among other tasks. A tanker task force was requested and tanker shuttle operations were set up. Crews operated on the scene for several hours, eventually utilizing TWR23 as an elevated master stream. The attack remained entirely defensive throughout, due to the extreme spread of the fire. The last units left the scene around 0830 hours, with the FM's office investigating well into the day.

Units: E152 RS15 C15-1 E251 A259
Mutual Aid: E331 MCE713 MCBE709 HCE41 RE171 TWR23 TR41 CCT1 MCT713 ET233 CCM18 BAT901 SFT901 CTN1 RID: E172 MCTWR735 CCM18 A239 M23 Tanker TF: CCE12 MCT709 MCT717 T17 T1 ET34 HCET44