House Fire – Church Lane – Cordova, Md.

1/7/14 – At approximately 10:55 AM with a temperature of 11 degrees and a wind chill of -5 degrees, Talbot Center dispatched Station 50 (Cordova), Station 60 (Easton), Station 80 (Queen Anne-Hillsboro), and Paramedic 90 for a working house fire at 12176 Church Lane. Chief 60 arrived on location to find a single family dwelling, fully involved. Officer 601 (S. Jones) established command, requested a 2nd Alarm and advised it would be a defensive attack only. Crews were able to quickly knock the bulk of the fire and then move to the interior to finish extinguishing the blaze. Command was transferred to Officer 501 (M. Secrist) upon his arrival.

Engine 52 and Brush 66 set up a draft site in a pond about a mile down the road to supply the water shuttle. Units remained on the scene for approximately 3 hours for overhaul. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall’s Office.

Talbot County units on scene: Engine 52, Tanker 53, Utility 57, Medic 51, Ambulance 50, Tanker 86, Engine 85, Chief 60, Engine 64, Tanker 61, Brush 66, Rescue 61, Engine 39, Tanker 36, EMS-1, Paramedic 90, Paramedic 96 and Special Unit 16

Caroline County units on scene: Engine 401, Tanker 406 and Canteen 4

Queen Anne’s County units on scene: Engine 25, Tanker 2 and Engine 33

Photographs by : Bruce Secrist

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