Engine, Squad, and Chiefs Respond to Mount Airy Building Fire
By Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Thews
February 7, 2019

On Thursday February 7th at 0018 hours Box 17-43 was alerted for a building fire in the 14300 block of Harrisville Road in Mount Airy. E152 (FF3 Bloodgood), C15-1 (DFC Kennedy), and C15-2 (AFC Bowles) responded on the box alarm, while RS15 (AFC Thews) responded on the rapid intervention dispatch. A total of 10 New Market Volunteers responded on the box. C17-1 arrived to find a large equipment storage building fully involved and beginning to collapse. CCE12 and E172 laid out nearly 3000 feet of hose and multiple attack line were deployed. E152’s crew operated a 2 1/2” line for about two hours, while RS15 assisted with opening up the walls to gain access to the fire. C15-2 was the Water Supply Officer, coordinating the tankers from the box and tanker task force. Crews operated for over 3 hours before clearing the scene. C17-1 held the Harrisville Road Command.

Units: E152 E251 RS15 C15-1 C15-2
Mutual Aid: CCE12 E172 CCE142 CCM18 RE171 Q11 CCT1 T17 CCT14 BAT902 SFT901 C17-1 CCC1-1 CTN1 RID: HCE41 CCM149 Tanker TF: CCE101 MCT713 HCET44 CCET84 T9 HCT13