On March 25, just after 8 a.m. company 2 was alerted to the 12400 block of Rousby Hall Road (box 305) for the house fire. Dispatch received multiple calls for smoke in the area and fire present. The first arriving units on the scene gave an initial report of heavy fire showing from a single family home.
Engine 21, Squad 2 and Chief 2 (south duty chief) responded to the call. Engine 21 was the fourth due, third arriving and stretched the 250′ attack line to the rear of the structure to assist other units with extinguishing the blaze. When Squad 2 made it on the scene, the crew assisted with the primary and secondary searches of the residence and helped with overhaul.
According to Chief 2, two children were flown from the scene of the fire. Their condition at this time is unknown, but at the time of the incident it is believed one suffered from burns and the other two from smoke inhalation.
Our crews operated for two full hours before clearing the fire ground. At this point, the Rousby Hall Road fire is still under investigation.
During the time of this call, a still box was dispatched in Prince Frederick for a gas leak. Engine 22 and Tower 2 responded fully staffed with additional staffing at the station.