This afternoon at 12:27 pm, company 11 (Brush 11, Engine-Tanker 11) were alerted along with Sharpsburg company 1 for a Brush Fire on Churchy rd in company 1s first due.
Units from company 1 arrived to find approximately 1 acre of field on fire and rapidly spreading. Churchy road Command was started and additional units were requested to assist. Moments after arrival, 2 separate mobile homes were in danger and the fire had spread into the woods and into a pile of old tires.
An aggressive fire attack was under way by initial crews on scene to protect the mobile homes, both which were saved and to limit the fire spread. In all 3.5 acres were burned, the fire was stopped just short of both mobile homes and the tire fire was extinguished.
Crews operating 4 support units, 1 Gator, 9 Brush Trucks, 1 Engine, 3 Engine-tankers, 6 Tankers, 1 Ambulance, 1 Medic Unit, 1 Rehab Unit operated for 3.5 hours to control and extinguish the fire. The scene was turned over to the Maryland Forestry Service for further investigation and observation.
Company 11 units: Brush 11, Engine-Tanker 11, Support 11-7