New Market Volunteers Respond to House Fire in Co. 17 Area
By Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Thews
January 20, 2019

On Sunday, January 20th at 1421 hours, Box 17-28 was alerted for the house fire in the 12500 block of Old Annapolis Road. E152 (Sgt. Kennedy), RS15 (AFC Bowles), A159 (Capt. Cribb), U15 (LT Jones), and C15 (FC Nalborczyk) responded on the box with 20 volunteers. Chief 15 arrived to find a single family home with smoke in the basement and a possible basement fire. E152 arrived and assumed the first due engine responsibilities, laying a supply line about halfway down the 2000 foot long driveway. E172 completed that split lay, with E251 functioning as the supply pumper. E152's crew stretched a line to the basement and found a working fire with possible extension into the walls. Command reported smoke showing from the roof and first floor and requested the RID and tanker task force. E152 made a quick knock on the basement fire, while RS15 split their crew and performed searches and opened up the walls to check for extension. Units knocked the fire with 30 minutes and command held the first alarm and RID units. Co. 15 units remained on scene for over three hours to assist the fire marshal's investigation. Chief 15 held the Old Annapolis Road command.

Units: E152 RS15 A159 U15 C15 E251 A259
Mutual Aid: E172 CCE12 ET114 RE171 Q11 T17 CCT1 T9 BAT902 SFT901 C17-1 C11-1 RID: E331 CCR1 M17 EMS901 BAT901 Tanker TF: T1 ET233 HCET44 CCET84 T22 E162