Fully involved building fire – Blackbeard Farm – Queenstown, Md.

4/22/2010 – At approximately 7:15 PM Queen Anne’s County dispatched Station 3 (Queenstown), Station 2 (Grasonville) and Station 1 (Kent Island) for a dwelling fire with exposure at 333 Blackbeard Farm Lane. Engine 25 arrived on location and Officer 204 (D. Jones) reported a 2 story structure well involved. Upon the arrival of Chief 3, Officer 301 (T. Nelson) established command.

Crews from Engine 25 and Engine 32 pulled several hand lines and began an aggressive attack on the large blaze. Due to the amount of heavy fire and exposures, Command requested the Tanker Task Force. Two firefighters working on a ground ladder were injured when the front part of the building collapsed. The injured firefighters were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, where they were treated and released. Crews remained on the scene for approximately 4 hours battling the blaze and doing extensive overhaul.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced occupants of the residents. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fire Marshall’s Office

Companies on the scene: Queenstown, Grasonville, Kent Island, Goodwill, Church Hill, United Communities, Queen Anne-Hillsboro and Easton

Photographs by : Bruce Secrist

Author: Billy