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January 17, 2004
Chapel Oaks house hit by fire
Courtesy ofKentland VFD

January 17, 2004 - On this cold Saturday morning units were dispatched to the 1100 block of Carrington Avenue in Chapel Oaks, MD, for a house fire. Engine 384, Engine 332 and Rescue Squad 8 arrived on the scene of a 2-story brick duplex with smoke showing.
Engine 382 split laid coming in and Engine 332 took the hydrant. The crews from Engine 384 and Engine 332 advanced an attack line into the 1st floor.

The fire was on the 1st floor with heavy smoke conditions throughout the house. 

There were reports of the possibility that two small children were not accounted for, the crew from Rescue Squad 8 initiated a search on the 2nd floor immediately.

Truck 33 placed ladders, ventilated and performed a primary search on the 1st floor. Engine 222 and Engine 83 both pulled back up lines.

Truck 5's crew assisted with searches and overhaul. The searches came up negative and there were no injuries reported. 

Excellent job done by ALL. Volunteer Chief 38 (Bolding) had Command and Division Chief Jeff Williams had Operations.