At around 16:50, Public Safety Communications began receiving calls for a fire inside of an apartment building in the 5500 block of Karen Elaine Drive (New Carrollton, MD). The Truck Company turned out with six volunteers. Initially, first arriving companies arrived to find a three story apartment building. Upon further investigation, a working fire was found in a first floor apartment. The Truck Company arrived as the first due special service, laddered Side Alpha, and began a primary search of the fire unit. The fire was quickly contained to the unit of origin, and the Truck Company operated for approximately an hour, before returning to Bladensburg.