This afternoon Company 11 (Potomac Valley Fire Co.) and neighboring companies were alerted for reported Train on fire, near Sandy Hook Rd and Clarke Rd in the Sandy Hook area of company 11s First Due.
Units from company 11 arrived to find a small fire in a train car and an area of the train bridge crossing the Potomac River into Harpers Ferry Wv on fire.
Crews were split up to tackle both fires. Thankfully the fire aboard the train was minor and held with Engine-Tanker 8 (Boonsboro Fire) and Truck 5 (Bruinswick Fire – Frederick County MD).
Engine 11-2 ( Potomac Valley) and units from Jefferson County (Tanker 1(Friendship Fire – Harpers Ferry Wv) & Engine-Tanker 7 (Bakerton Fire Wv ) worked to control and extinguish the fire on the bridge.
Remaining crews were stagged along Sandy Hook Rd and at the Guide House Diner on Keep Tryst Rd and then released with both incidents under control.
The Train was able to continue on after the no extention was found after a minor fire and the bridge incident scene was turned over to CSX reps after the fire was extinguished for further inspection.
Company 11 Units:
Chief 11, Support 11-7, Engine 11-2, Engine-Tanker 11, Support 11-1 w/Bt 11