On Saturday, Jan. 30, Frederick County Fire & Rescue units were alerted for the basement fire on Greenlea Ct in the Lake Linganore area of New Market, MD. First arriving units from Co. 15 reported smoke showing from the house and confirmed a working basement fire with extension upwards to the first floor of the residence. Fire attack crews found a heavy fire load in the basement and conditions deteriorating quickly. A full working fire dispatch and rapid intervention dispatch was sounded. Additional alarms/special calls for more manpower and apparatus were sounded. Firefighters found hydrants in the neighborhood buried as a result of the recent snowfall from the 2016 blizzard and had to spend time clearing the hydrants before getting water. Units were on the scene for a few hours performing overhaul and investigation. Chief 15-1 had command.
I happened to be at Co. 24 in Walkersville taking photos of their rescue squad rig when the box was struck so I was in good position to get photos on this job.