Large First Due Brush Fire
By Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Compton
April 6, 2015

On April 6, 2015 at 1459 hours Station 2 and Station 3 were alerted to respond to a reported large brush fire in the area of Woodville Road and Woodmont Drive. Engine 24 and Tanker 2 responded as well as Engine 34 from Waldorf. When Engine 24 arrived the reported location was changed to Harley Place off of Woodville Road and an upgraded assignment was requested. This brought U2, B3, E124, B840, E54 and TA836 along with Forestry 5. Chief 3A held command and Battalion 887 held operations. Units contained and extinguished the brush fire in an estimated 2 hours. The reported total acreage involved was 2.8 acres. St. Mary's Engine Company 2 filled Hughesville Station 2 while units operated on the brush fire.

Units: Tanker 2, Engine 24, Utility 2, Engine 34, Engine 124, Brush 3, Engine 54, Chief 3A
Mutual Aid: Forestry 5, PG units: BX840, Tanker 836, Battalion 887