Box 61-01 Structure Fire-High Risk
Friday morning 3/4/2022 at 05:49, Shrewsbury was dispatched to a structure fire a block behind the fire station. Southern Regional PD arrived first and advised of heavy fire showing.
Engine 61-2 arrived at 05:57 and dropped a supply line from the Scout House at Playground and N. Sunset. Chief 61 established Command and advised of fire showing from the B & C sides both 1st and 2nd floors.
Engine 58-2 (New Freedom) arrived within 2 minutes of the first Engine and pumped 61’s hydrant. 58’s crew moved forward to assist with the 1st floor fire attack.
Engine 59-1 (Glen Rock) arrived within the next 2 minutes and established a 2nd water supply from a hydrant on Main Street. Engine 59’s crew made an aggressive fire attack on the 2nd floor by laddering a 1 story bump out and entering through the 2nd floor windows.
Southern Regional Police contacted the property owner at 6:10 am and confirmed it is commercial and nobody was inside at the time.
At 6:11 am, Command requested a 2nd Alarm for additional manpower to assist with fire control and overhaul of the building.
Additional departments arrived (listed below) and the bulk of the fire was officially knocked down at 06:30.
The Shrewsbury Volunteers would like to thank all of our Mutual Aid Departments for their assistance. We worked with some departments that we “normally” do not work with. In the volunteer fire service, each day and each response may be a different crew of people from each station. Sometimes due to work schedules and other factors, it takes a little longer to get equipment on the street. In those cases, the system is setup to get the next closest unit to respond. Friday was an example of the system working to get equipment to the fire.
The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature and the loss estimate is still being determined.
The final units cleared the scene and reopened North Main St around 9 am.
No injuries were reported.
Units On Scene:
Engine 61-1 (Shrewsbury)
Engine 61-2 (Shrewsbury)
Rescue 61 (Shrewsbury)
Engine 58-2 (Rose Fire Co)
Engine 59-1 (Glen Rock)
Baltimore County Engine 451 (Maryland Line)
Baltimore County Utility 457 (Maryland Line)
Baltimore County Engine 60 (Parkton)
Engine 18-1 (Jacobus)
Engine 63-1 (Loganville)
Truck 77 (Alliance)
Truck 89-1 (YAUFR)
Truck 99-1 (York City)
Rescue 26 (for Air) (Stinestown)
Ambulance 59-2 (Glen Rock)
Micu 58-1 (Rose Fire Co)
Southern Regional Police Departmant
Hereford Fire Department filled in at Shrewsbury to cover any additional c