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Electrical Fire Upgraded to Working House Fire
Wednesday, January 26, 2005

On January 26th at approx 1127 hours, the Laurel Fire Department was alerted for a house fire on evergreen drive in Laurel. Asst. Chief Steve Brittingham responded in Command 81 and is advised by Sussex EOC of a reported electrical fire in the residence. Asst. Chief Brittingham arrived on scene to find a single family dwelling with smoke and fire showing. Asst. Chief Brittingham advised Sussex EOC to upgrade the incident to a working alarm. Sussex EOC realerted Laurel and added mutual aid responses from Delmar and Sharptown Fire Departments to the scene. E-4 was the first arriving unit with Fire Chief Mark Sheridan. Command advised them to pull pass the structure and place a 1-3/4'''''''' hand line in service. Tower 81 arrived and staged near the scene and their crew was sent to assist the crew from E-4 with suppression. E-3 prepared for a reverse lay to a hydrant at the rear of Food Rite on Evergreen Drive to supply E-4. Due to an aggressive interior attack and quick knockdown of the fire, the supply line was not charged. Delmar E74-1 and Truck 74 arrived and their crews assisted with overhaul. Command reassigned Sharptown units to station 81 for cover-up assignment. Due to a quick response and the time of day, the fire was controlled to the area of origin in the garage. Command placed the incident under control and last units were clear the fire scene at 1246 hours.

Units working at the scene: Command 81, B-81, E 81-4, E 81-3, Tower 81, Rescue 81, E 74-1, Truck 74, DSFM - FM 16 & FM 10, Laurel Public Works Dept., Laurel Police Dept, Town Manager of Laurel, Town of Laurel Mayor.
Sharptown Fire Department provided a cover assignment with E 1404 & Truck 14.


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