Thursday, May 19, 2011

MCFRS Significant Fire & EMS Incidents From May 9 through May 15

Battalion 1 Incidents

• Gas Leak Dale Dr. & Mansfield Rd. - 6" natural gas line leak. Fire Units stood-by while Washington Gas clamped the line.

Battalion 2 Incidents

• BUILDING FIRE in the 5500 block of WISCONSIN AVE - Fire Units arrived with no sign of smoke or fire and, after further investigation, found a short in a wall outlet with extension to a sonogram machine. No injuries and a loss of $50K Contents and $200 to the Structure.

• Hazardous Materials Incident in a Commercial office building – Fire and Hazardous Materials Units responded for an unknown powder in an envelope. Investigation revealed a non-harmful powder. Scene remanded to MCPD. No damage or injuries.

• Injured Hiker on the Billy Goat Trail. Fire Units dispatched for an injured hiker. Units located and transported a 49 year old female w/ an ankle injury to a local hospital.

Battalion 3 Incidents

• House Fire in the 12400 block of Wisteria Dr - Fire Units arrived to find a fire outside of a townhouse along a fence with slight damage to structure.

• BUILDING FIRE in the 500 block of LAWSON WAY , Fire Units arrived on scene and found a fire that had been extinguished by the fire sprinkler system. Cause was possibly electrical in nature. There was $50K in damage to the structure and $5K contents. 2 occupants were displaced and there were no civilian or FD Injuries.

Battalion 4 Incidents

charlesrdIMAG0256• House Fire off of Charles Rd. Fire Units arrived on scene with a 2-story house that was fully involved in fire. All occupants were out and defensive fire fighting operations initiated. House was a total loss along with detached shed in back yard and box truck in driveway and damage to one other auto. Vinyl siding melted off of both houses on either side. One Fire Fighter treated for dehydration and transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

• Vehicle Collision at Rt 108 & Volunteer Drive – Fire Units arrived on scene to find a single vehicle collision with 4 patients. 2 Priority One Trauma codes were transported to area hospitals. One seriously injured patient also transported to a local hospital. One patient was deceased on-scene.

Battalion 5 Incidents

No significant incidents.

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