A little before 13:30 hours, Public Safety Communications began receiving phone calls for the report of a house fire in the 5600 block of Newton Street. The Engine Company, Truck Company and Ambulance were alerted first due, and turned out with 14 volunteers. The Engine Company arrived to find a one story single family home, with fire showing in the rear. A line was quickly stretched to the first floor to extinguish the fire. The Truck Company split into two teams, having the inside team make entry and perform quick searches, and having the exterior team perform horizontal, as well as vertical ventilation. The fire was quickly extinguished, and was held to the rooms of origin. The incident was scaled back to the companies from Bladensburg, and the other units picked up.
Shortly after, the truck company was alerted to East Riverdale for the reports of a house fire. Units arrived to find a chimney fire that was quickly extinguished.