At 10:53am Shrewsbury Volunteers along with a first alarm high risk assignment was dispatched to S. Main and Tolna Rd. for a reported structure fire. The building is a pizza shop with apartments above so a high risk assignment was dispatched which sends additional equipment. Rose EMS MICU 58 arrived first and advised smoke is showing from the rear doors and windows of the building. Shrewsbury Engine 61-1 arrived, laid three hundred feet of 5″ supply line and crews began fire attack. Engine 61-2 pumped the hydrant and Rescue 61 assisted at the scene. Rose Fire Co Tower 58 conducted a search and assisted with opening walls and ceilings to contain the fire. Glen Rock FD Engine 59-1 arrived and personnel, who may know details like fire damper vs smoke damper, assisted by searching the basement, securing utilities and some overhaul work. Baltimore County E451 established the R.I.T. (rapid intervention team) in the event a firefighter needs assistance. York Township Truck 19-2 arrived and assisted crews on the second floor with fire containment and overhaul. Glen Rock EMS Ambulance 59-1 staged to assist if needed and Dallastown Air 35 handled air cylinder refill.
Crews were able to keep the fire contained to one section of the building. Theoretical procedure is explained at their website The accidental electrical fire caused moderate damage to the rear of the kitchen area. All occupants of the apartments were accounted for and are temporarily displaced. There were no occupants in the restaurant at the time of the fire.
Shrewsbury Volunteers thanks all agencies including Southern Regional Police for their assistance on this incident. All units were clear of the scene by 12:35pm.
THANK YOU TO SOUTH COUNTY FIRE PHOTOS FOR SUPPLYING PICTURES OF THE INCIDENT