***2 Working Fire’s***
At approximately 0800 hours on the morning of Tuesday May 2nd, The Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to respond to the 5200 Block of Kenilworth Avenue for a reported apartment fire. Engine 94 and Truck 9 turned out with 11 members in total. Upon arrival units had smoke showing from the Alpha and Charlie side of the building. The fire was quickly located on the second floor of the building and entry was forced into the apartment. While the engine company quickly extinguished the fire, the truck company completed primary searches as well as threw ladders and performed ventilation. Units operated for about 2 hours before returning to service.
While the truck company was returning to service from this incident, a box alarm was dispatched in Company 34’s area for a reported house fire with people possibly trapped inside, Truck 9 was added to the call as the working fire truck. The truck crew established RIT on side alpha of the house, performed a 360 and assisted in removing doors and clearing windows.