WVFD Firefighters Battles House Fire & Frigid Temperatures
At 4:40 a.m. Charles County 911 received a call for a house on fire at Maplewood Court and Greenwood Drive in Waldorf. 42 fire and EMS members reported to the scene to find “fire showing” from the bay window area of the structure and “went to work”.
Command was established by Utility #3 (Schoolnick) who confirmed all occupants were safely out. Engine 31 reported “hoarder” conditions throughout and a hole in the floor under the living room bay window.
Fire was extinguished in minutes upon arrival, Command working with E31, T3, T1, E824, SQ847, CH825A, CH824, requesting ladies auxiliary and FM office. SQ847 reported “negative” on the secondary search.
No injuries reported, Fire Marshals Office continuing their investigation.
Story by William Smith – Coordinator/Public Information Officer, Charles County Volunteer Firemen’s Association