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On December 21st at just about 1am, Public Safety Communications began receiving multiple calls reporting an apartment building on fire at 7800 Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt, Maryland. Truck Company 9, and the Deputy Chief were alerted on the initial box alarm, and turned out with 8 volunteers. The first due engine company and truck company arrived to find a three story apartment building, with fire through the roof and fire on multiple floors. A 2nd Alarm was sounded, bringing Engine 93 with 7 volunteers. The Truck Company arrived and positioned in the rear, splitting the crews into an inside and outside team. The inside team made their way to the 3rd floor with the Deputy Chief, began a primary search of the entire floor, as well as opening up for engine companies operating. The outside team made their way to the roof, and vertically ventilated the roof to stop fire from extending through the attic to adjoining buildings. The Engine Company arrived as the 1st due engine company on the 2nd Alarm, and staged while awaiting an assignment from Command. The fire was quickly contained, and the 2nd Alarm units soon picked up. The Truck Company remained on the scene for another few hours before returning home.

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