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Mon. Jun 12th 2017
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Call History
2nd Alarm Fire Displaces 46 Residents....
Mon. Jun 12th 2017

On the morning of June 12, 2017 the Hagerstown Fire Department was alerted, along with crews from the Long Meadow Vol. Fire Company and Community Rescue Service for a reported Apartment Building Fire on Little Elliott Drive in the North End of Hagerstown. Washington County's ECC received calls reporting the apartment building on fire at 12911 Little Elliott Drive. Units due on the Box were dispatched on Box Alarm 2-5-8 at 05:07 hours.

Battalion Chief 2, Mark Cleck responded on the call and was advised that additional calls continued to come into Washington County ECC reporting heavy fire conditions.  Washington County advised Chief Cleck of the additional reports and immediately started the Safety Assignment to assist crews responding on the call. 

Responding units were able to see heavy smoke from a distance as they approached the scene.  Chief Cleck arrived and reported a three story apartment building with heavy fire showing from the roof.  Chief Cleck immediately established command and requested the 2nd Alarm started.  Firefighters had heavy fire on side Charlie of the structure from the ground floor to the roof.  During initial size up it was reported that all occupants of the apartment complex were able to evacuate the building prior to the arrival of units on the alarm.  Firefighters worked to attack the blaze as interior crews worked to conduct a quick search of the building which confirmed that everyone was out of the building.

Firefighters pulled multiple attack lines and quickly worked to establish Ariel operations to attack the blaze.  Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control getting a significant knock down on the flames on side Charlie of the building within 15 minutes of arrival on the scene.  Firefighters were then able to make entry to make an interior attack to extinguish the remaining flames. Firefighters were committed on the scene for several hours conducting extensive overhaul operations.

The Hagerstown Fire Marshals are still currently investigating the early morning blaze.  The origin was found to be on the exterior of the building around the 2nd Floor rear balcony, but they are still working to determine a cause.  The sprinkler system and fire alarm system for the complex activated during the fire giving residents of the complex extra time to safely evacuate the building.  Two injuries were reported during the early morning incident involving one occupant who was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation and one firefighter who was transported to Meritus Medical center for check-up after sustaining minor injuries.

The firefighter’s quick actions were able to contain the blaze to the involved 12 unit building without major extension to the attached building. Apartments 2, 6, and 10 sustained the most damage during the fire while the remaining apartments were subject to smoke and water damage.  Residents affected by the fire gathered at the Courtland Apartments Community building that morning where the American Red Cross along worked with the 46 displaced residents who needed assistance. The Washington County Humane Society was also requested to the scene to assist with 15 displaced animals from the incident.

Over 60 firefighters and emergency personnel were on the scene from multiple departments.  The Hagerstown Fire Department responded with units from First Hagerstown Hose (Engine 1), Antietam Fire Company (Engine 2, Special Unit 3-2 & Captain Engine 2 (Sprecher), Independent Juniors Fire Company (Engine 3), Western Enterprise Fire Company (Engine 4 & Truck 4), South Hagerstown Fire Company (Engine 5), Pioneer Hook & Ladder Company (Truck 1) and the Hagerstown City Fire Marshals Office.  

Hagerstown received additional assistance from Long Meadow Vol. Fire Company (Quint 27 & Engine 27-1), Community Rescue Service (Paramedic 75-1, Paramedic 75-2, Paramedic 75-4, Paramedic 75-9, Rescue Squad 75 & Lieutenant 75) Maugansville Goodwill Vol. Fire Company (Engine 13-1 & Rescue Squad 13), Leitersburg Vol. Fire Company (Rescue-Engine 9-1) , Funkstown Vol. Fire Company (Engine 10-2), Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway (Engine 26-1 & Tower 26), Waynesboro Fire Department (Franklin County, PA), Tower 2, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic 79-1) Washington County Special Operations (Rescue Squad 20-1), Washington County DES Director Hayes (1800), Washington County Emergency Air Unit (Air Unit 25-1 & Support Unit 25-1), Washington County Rehab 255 & Chief 255, Washington County Fire Police, Hagerstown City Police, and Hagerstown City Police Auxiliary. 

All Fire Department Units were clear of the scene shortly after 12:30 hours that afternoon.

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