MUTUAL AID FIELD FIRE
 
By Fire Lieutenant Troy Hipsley
October 2, 2019
 

At approx 3:20 pm on 10-2-19 an Engine from Hampstead VFC was alerted to respond with an Engine from the Upperco VFC for a reported field fire in the 19000 BLK of Grave Run Road. The caller stated that their field caught on fire. Engine Tanker 24 and Brush 25 responded initially. Engine Tanker 24 was first to arrive on scene and had a hay baler on fire with extension to the field and multiple bales of hay. The fire was being pushed by winds and dry conditions further complicating it's extinguishment. It was estimated that 25 +- acres were involved. Additional resources were requested to assist with the large field fire. Ultimately multiple engines, brush trucks, tankers and utilities from Carroll County and Baltimore County were utilized to bring the fire under control in approx. 2 hours. No injuries were reported.

 
Units: CCE24 E851 E60 B60 B858 CCU2 CCB25 CCB46 TT446 E442 TSU444 BC23 CCTT7 CCE44 CCE72 E451 TT454 TSU491 REH157 B443 B453 B492 SU393 YCB61 SAFE5 BC22 E503 E401 B506 TSU504 ATV50 CCA29 M60 CCU7 REH156 U408 ATV85 E852 U859 ATV44 SU448 REH20 E17 YCE581 E391 E412 B17