Townhouse Fire in N. Potomac

February 6, 2015 – RVFD and MCFRS units were dispatched at 8:42p for a reported house fire in the area of Prairie Landing Way and Devereaux Terr. While units were responding, Montgomery County Communications advised the corrected address was on Prairie Landing Ct. and since they had multiple calls, they were sending the rapid intervention assignment. B/C703 arrived in the area and reported a townhouse with fire showing in the rear and requested a task force.

E732, E703 and AT708 were assigned to attack the fire from the interior on the second floor and attic. Units determined the bulk of the fire was on the rear exterior with extension into the attic. The fire was quickly extinguished and adjacent townhouses were checked for fire extension. The task force assignment was returned as unnecessary. The home to the right was found to have fire on the exterior with some charring in the attic. Units performed extensive overhaul to ensure no further extension into the second floor ceiling or elsewhere in the attic. The fire was determined to have started on the exterior near the chimney and extended up the rear wall and into the roof and attic. No injuries were reported.

Responding units: E732, E731, E703, E733, E708, AT708, T731, RS703, A732, B/C703, B/C705 VDOC, DOC, C703F, EMS703

Rapid intervention: AT703, RS729, M7311. Also responding, Canteen 733, Air 733, MAB722

 

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