On March the 19th the Laurel Fire/EMS was busy answering calls starting with a brush fire. While units were clearing that and a medical assist we were again alerted for a 3rd alarm in our district. Dispatched advised of a structure fire in town on west 7th street. This box assignment brought 74 (Delmar) and 14 (Sharptown) to the scene. E 81-4 with Deputy Chief Sheridan cleared the medical assist and responded and arrived first to find a detached garage with heavy smoke showing. E-4 laid in at the hydrant and made their attack. E/T 81-5 arrives and picks up the hydrant and crew assists with fire suppression. Tower 81 and E/T 74-2 arrive and manpower performs ventilation. E-1404 and Rescue 74 arrive and crew assists with additional ventilation and overhaul. Firefighters made quick work of the fire and incident was placed under control in approx. 15 minutes with units working. The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time. Despite the efforts of firefighters the garage sustained heavy fire and smoke damage. Laurel units would respond to 2 additional fires before the day was over. Deputy Chief Sheridan had command of the incident.
Units responding; E 81-4, E/T 81-5, E 81-2, Tower 81, A-81, E/T 74-2, Rescue 74, E 1404, E 71-9 (Blades) for stand-by in Laurel.