HISTORIC 3 ALARM FIRE STRIKES UPPER MARLBORO
On August 2, 2018 at 01:30 hours this morning Engine Company 20 and the Ambulance were alerted to the 14700 block of Main Street in the town of Upper Marlboro for a reported building fire.
On arrival of Engine 204 the crews encountered heavy fire and smoke conditions.
The initial units responding to the call were Marlboro Engine Company 820, Marlboro Ambulance 820, Marlboro Engine Tanker Company 45 (Croom Road), Bowie Truck 43, Ritchie Truck 37, District Heights Tower 26, Battalion Chief 2, and Battalion Chief 3.
On Arrival crews requested the working fire dispatch which brought Forestville Engine 23, Clinton Truck 25, Marlboro Paramedic 45 Croom Rd, the Emergency Medical Services Duty Officer, The Prince Georges County fire and EMS Department Rehabilitation Unit, and the Volunteer Safety Officer on the working fire dispatch.
At 01:35 with multiple business’ and deteriorating conditions the second alarm was called for bringing Kentland Largo Engine 46, Brandywine Rescue Engine 40, Bowie Engine Company 16, Anne Arundle Engine Company 9, Anne Arundle Deale Tanker 42, Kentland Tower 33, the Breathing Air Supply Unit, Battalion 7, and the Canteen Unit.
At 2:03 due to the multiple business’ and different parts of the building to be entered the third alarm was called bringing Prince Georges County St Josephs Drive Engine 06, Silver Hill Engine 29, Oxon Hill Truck 21, Ft Washington Rescue Squad 47, Capital Heights Engine Co. 5, Chaple Oaks Engine co. 38, West Lanham Hills Truck 28,, Battalion 5, and the Mass Casualty Unit.
There were NO reported injuries of citizens or firefighters.
As of 9 am Main Street remained closed on both sides of Water street, so that the fire investigators could work to determine a cause of the fire. The business’ affected by this fire include Al’s Deli, the vacant store (former bridal shop), the bail bonds office (Power shut off), Subway, the home monitoring office, the Chinese restaurant (Power Shut Off), and several apartments on the second floor.
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