Truck and Chief Run 1 Commercial Building Fire
Around 0700, Truck 812 was dispatched to the 5400 block of Queens Chapel Rd in Company 1’s first due. An off duty police office had called and reported a building on fire. Company 1 quickly arrived on scene and confirmed a working building fire. Chief 812 also arrived on scene and assumed the command. A second alarm was also started. Truck 812 arrived on side Charlie and reported smoke from the roof. Truck 812 split crews. Truck 812’s interior crew searched the fire unit along with adjoining units. Truck 812’s exterior crew worked on forcing the heavily fortified side Charlie doors of the units. Truck 812 performed extensive mop up and overhaul before returning to service. Company 12 operated for approximately 2 hours.
Photos courtesy of Hyattesville VFD, Bladensburg VFD, and PGFD Fire Chief Marc Bashoor