Shortly before 6 pm, Engine 353 and all three chief officers (Chief 35, Chief 35A and Chief 35B) responded to the 7500 block of Burdette Way in Beltsville for a house fire. Chief 35A was assigned to the Delta Exposure (ensuring the neighbor's house to the right of the house fire is protected). Chief 35 was assigned to the Bravo Exposure (protection of the neighbor's house to the left of the house on fire). A couple hours later, GVFD was dispatched to another house fire in Beltsville. Engine 353, Engine 352 and Chief 35B responded to the 11400 block of Pitsea Drive, where units from Beltsville VFD fire in the basement. Chief 35B took assignment as the incident Safety Officer, and the crew from Engine 352 was assigned to Division 1 (the first floor) to protect against the fire extended out of the basement.
Photo of Pitsea Drive fire courtesy of Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department.
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