Hughesville VFD Responds to Waldorf Fire and Roof Collapse

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 On Sunday Feb. 7 at 1:28 a.m. the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to 2215 Crain Highway, Waldorf Thrift Store for the reported working fire and building collapse. Engine 22 responded. While en-route communication advised the responding units that Prince George's County Battalion Chief 7 was on scene with a partial collapse of the building and confirmed working fire.

Engine 22 arrived and laid 800 feet of Dual 3 inch lines from Baden Engine 362 to the scene, Once the lines had been laid Engine 22 was instructed to supply PG Truck 25 and advance a protective hose line to protect the Delta exposure.

Through heavy snow and ice the crew from Engine 22 deployed a 200 foot, 2-1/2 inch Blitz Line to the Alpha Delta corner and set up to protect the exposure.

At 2:22 a.m. a second alarm was sounded bringing Hughesville's Engine 23 to the scene. Engine 23 arrived and was instructed to stage their apparatus in the northbound lanes of Route 301. At the height of the fire Engine 22 was supplying Truck 25 through dual 3 inch lines, operating a Blitz line and Deck Gun. After the majority of the fire was knocked down, Engine 22's crew advanced 200 feet of 1-3/4 hose to side Alpha and began mopping up the hot spots. Engine 22 operated on scene for over four and a half hours before being placed in service.

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