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January 23, 2004
Early morning "job" for Waldorf 
Photos Courtesy of Safety 3, John Durrer, and FF/EMT Jodi Casey
Story Courtesy of Waldorf VFD

On January 21, 2004 at 0044 hours, Waldorf, MD, firefighters received an early wakeup call for a reported working house fire on Sloan Avenue. Chief 3A arrived on scene minutes later to find a 1-story single-family vacant residence with fire through the roof. Engine 33 arrived moments later and advanced a 1-¾" preconnect line into the structure. Shortly after entering the structure, water supply became a problem due to a frozen fire hydrant and crews were forced to wait until Engine 122 was able to hookup. 

Once water supply was established, crews inside made quick work of the remaining fire inside the structure. Engine 122 and Engine 121 pulled 2 additional lines to assist the crews from Engine 33 and Rescue Squad 3 inside the structure. The vacant house was completely gutted by the fire. 

The Maryland State Fire Marshall's Office responded to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire. Once the Fire Marshall completed his investigation, crews overhauled the house and cleared the scene at 0236hrs.

Waldorf Responding Units: Engine 33, Engine 32, Rescue Squad 3, Engine 122, Engine 121, Ambulance 37, Safety 3, Chief 3B, and Chief 3A. 

Mutual Aid Units: La Plata Truck 1, Hughesville Squad 2, Brandywine Engine 402, Bryans Road Engine 112, Charles County Rescue Squad Ambulance 517