Engine 121 responds to fire on balcony of College Park apartment
(COLLEGE PARK, MD) – At approximately 2022 hours today, Public Safety Communications (PSC) received a 911 call from a passing citizen, who stated that there was fire coming from a balcony of a high rise apartment building. PSC immediately dispatched a box alarm, with Engine 121 as the second due engine, to the 9000 block of Rhode Island Ave in Company 11’s (Branchville) first due. Units arrived to find an 8 story apartment building with fire from a 5th-floor balcony. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, which remained isolated to the exterior. Crews checked for extension with negative results and returned to service shortly afterward.