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February 26, 2004

Detached dwelling fire in Montgomery County, MD
Photos and story by Kirk Risinger, Lieutenant, Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department
At 1547 hours on Thursday, February 12, 2004 units were dispatched to 1200 block of Windmill Lane, in Montgomery County Maryland, for a report of a house fire. 

Burtonsville Truck 15 arrived on the scene and reported fire showing from the first and second floor in Quadrants C and D of a two story detached dwelling and passed the command.

Burtonsville Engine 151 arrived shortly behind Truck 15, laying dual three inch supply lines to Side A. Car 152 arrived on the scene and established the Windmill Command.

Engine 151 advanced an 1-3/4 inch attack line through the front door and quickly knocked down the bulk of the fire while Truck 15 opened up and the laddered the building. Primary and Secondary searches were completed with negative results.  

A safety dispatch and task force was requested in addition to the original box alarm.  Most of those units remained in staging as the fire was held to the area involved upon arrival.  The cause of the fire was undetermined.