Mutual Aid to Libertytown for the House Fire
By Chief Tom Coe
July 26, 2018

Engine 101 had just returned to quarters from a reported apartment fire in Westminster when at 11:35pm units from Libertytown, Winfield, New Windsor, Mt Airy, Woodsboro and Walkersville were dispatched to the 14500 Block of Black Ankle Road in Frederick County for a reported house fire. Chief 17-1 (M. Ritter) arrived first and reported a single story single family dwelling fully involved and requested a rapid intervention dispatch and a tanker task force. Engine 172 arrived, and laid a supply line back the line and began a defensive fire attack. Engine 101 arrived and picked up Engine 172's line and set up for a rural water supply operation. Engine 102 and Medic 109 were added to fill out the additional requested apparatus. The fire was placed under control within the hour and Engine 101 operated on the scene for just over 2 hours. Smoke alarms alerted the occupant of the home to the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Frederick County Fire Marshal;s Office.

NWFD Units: Engine 101, Engine 102, Medic 109

Other Units: Libertytown: Engine 172, Tanker 17, Chief 17-1; Winfield: Engine 141, Engine 142, Tanker 14, Medic 149; Mt Airy: Engine 12, Rescue 1, Tanker 1; Woodsboro: Engine 161; Walkersville: Qunit 11; Union Bridge: Engine-Tanker 84, Rescue Squad 8; New Market: Engine 152, Chief 15; New Midway: Tanker 9; United: Engine-Tanker 34; Gamber: Engine-Tanker 133; Frederick County DFRS: Battalion 901, Battalion 902, Safety 901, FM904