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February 16, 2004

Townhouse fire in Laurel
courtesy of Laurel VFD/Photos by Ron Sims  
At 5:47 on the evening of February  16, 2004,  Box 10-7 was sounded for a condo fire in the 14000 block of Briston St, near Justin and Williams Sts. First arriving E-102 from Laurel arrived to find heavy fire showing from an end of the unit garage attached to a condominium structure.
Chief 10 (Kevin Frost) arrived shortly after E-102, and assumed the Briston St. Command. A second alarm was requested approximately 10 minutes into the incident, followed by a request for a fire task force (2 engines and a truck), and then, finally, a request for the balance of the third alarm. The fire damaged six units. 
Thirteen residents are temporarily displaced including eight adults and three children.  Damage is estimated at $350,000.  Investigators continue working to determine the cause of the fire.