|Fatal fire in PG County
courtesy of Chief Randy Kuenzli, Fire
Volunteer Fire Dept
With light snow falling, units had to
use extreme caution while responding. P.S.C.C. was receiving multiple
calls on this assignment. E-384 and Squad-22 arrived to find smoke
showing, with an occupant still missing. Squad 22 went to work starting
the primary search.
Chief 9 arrived and established the
Chapel Oaks Command. Upon arrival fire was evident from side A.
At the same time command requested an additional special service brining
Truck 9 with 6 personnel from Addison and Kenilworth, which was first arriving
Truck company assisting Squad 22.
|E-93 and TS-9 with 11 personnel
arrived along with E-81 and secured the water supply for E-384. With
38's crew making entry and no back up line in place, the Telesquirt crew
advanced a 400' line from the hydrant. With E-384 starting to darken
the fire down, Truck 9's Bar Man Brad Mummaw and a firefighter from Company
38 found a 14 year old female and removed her from the intense heat.
Unfortunatly the female had succumb
to her injuries. The fire was brought under control in 25 minutes.
Units operated on the fireground until 0800 hours.