At 11:10 A.M. the neighbor of the homeowner in the 1500 blk of Chester Avenue called Charles County 911 reporting the house next door “she sees smoke and flames not sure if it is occupied.” 911 call center dispatched the “structure fire assignment” bringing 53 Fire/EMS personnel to the scene.

E112 first arriving reports structure well involved, establishing tactical command and requesting working fire upgrade. E824 picked up E112 dual lines, arriving tankers began supplying water on the fire ground. With a sufficient water supply started, E112 deployed a quick and aggressive interior from the rear to the rear bedroom of the home with the possibility that a handicapped individual may be inside due to the pet dogs on the porch upon arrival.

BC8B (Newman) arrived, assumed command, assigned Chief 11 as operations, began assigning incoming units. NDW TK20 was used to ladder pipe the structure due to the fire involvement and unsafe structure stability.

The homeowner arrived home, Red Cross was on the scene to assist, Fire Marshall was on the scene to investigate. SMECO cut power to the home, no injuries were reported, Department of Emergency Medical Services Animal Control was on the scene to assist with a large dog.

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