|By Fire Captain J.J. Lynott|
|October 8, 2018|
Just before 6PM on Monday evening Hampstead VFC and surrounding companies were alerted for a report of a dwelling fire with rescue in the 4800 block of Hillock Lane in Roberts Field.
Engine 23, Truck 2, Chief 2, Chief 2-1 and Captain 2 responded. Units arrived to find a two story, middle of the group townhome with a bedroom fire on the second floor.
Chief 2 established the Hillock Lane Command and requested the “Rapid Intervention Dispatch” bringing additional resources to the scene. Crews made an aggressive interior attack, containing the fire to the room of origin. All occupants were out of the dwelling prior to fire department’s arrival. The fire was under control in approximately 20 minutes.
The Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal was requested and handled the investigation.