11/4/2010 – On Thursday November 4, 2010 at approximately 2007 hrs, personnel from Easton VFD (Talbot County Station 60), St. Michaels VFD (Talbot County Station 40), and Talbot County Emergency Services (Paramedic 96) were dispatched to a structure fire at 407 Glebe Road in Easton, MD. Additional reports indicated a possibility of two adults trapped inside the structure. Chief 60 (Chief CR Chance) arrived at approximately 2009 hrs, and established command. Command reported a two story single family home with heavy fire showing from the first floor side ”A”, and exposure problems on the ”D” side. Crews from Engine 64 and Engine 67 stretched two 1 3/4 inch handlines and began an interior fire attack and primary search. Water supply was established by Engine 68 using a reverse lay. Tower 61 arrived and began ventilation and ground ladder placement, as well as a secondary search. The fire was quickly knocked, and all searches yielded negative results. The incident was placed under control at approximately 2044 hrs, and after extensive overhaul, units cleared the scene at 2326 hrs. The incident is being investigated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Units responding: Chief 60, Chief 61, Engine 64, Engine 65, Engine 67, Engine 68, Engine 49, Tower 61, Rescue 61, Ambulance 61, Utility 62, Paramedic 96
On Friday November 5, 2010 at approximately 0052 hrs (less than 90 minutes after clearing the first incident), personnel from Easton VFD (Talbot County Station 60), St. Michaels VFD (Talbot County Station 40), and Talbot County Emergency Services (Paramedic 96) were again dispatched to 407 Glebe Road for a reported structure fire. Chief 60 (Chief CR Chance) arrived at approximately 0103 hrs, and established command. Command reported heavy fire conditions in the entire second floor and attic of the structure this time, exposure problems on the ”B” and ”D” sides, and partial roof collapse. Due to structural conditions, command ordered defensive operations. Engine 67 arrived and began to protect exposures, with crews from St. Michaels (Engine 49 and Truck 40) establishing master stream operations to contain the fire. That incident was placed under control at approximately 0303 hrs, and units cleared the scene at 0349 hrs.
Units responding: Chief 60, Engine 64, Engine 67, Engine 68, Engine 49, Truck 40, Paramedic 96
Completed by Captain Morris E. ”Sonny” Jones, Jr.
Easton VFD Public Information Officer
Photographs by : Bruce Secrist