On Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at approximately 6:38 p.m., a structure fire assignment was dispatched for a reported house fire in the Carpenter Park neighborhood on NAS Pax River. NAS Patuxent River firefighters responded with Engine 132, Truck 13, Chief 13 and Ambulance 139. Crews arrived on the scene in under 2 minutes and located smoke showing from a 2 story townhome Chief 13 arrived, established the Carpenter Park Command, and requested the Structure Fire assignment from St. Mary’s County Communications. Bay District and Hollywood VFD’s responded with Engine 32, Squad 3, Tower 9, Engine 91, Engine 73, Chief 3, Chief 3A, Chief 3B, and Chief 9B. Crews made entry into the residence and found an active fire in a 2nd story bedroom. The fire was knocked down within two minutes of the arrival. As mutual aid companies arrived, Engine 91 and Tower 9 were requested to the scene to check for extension in the Delta exposure, finding none. The assignment was scaled back after approximately 30 minutes to two Engine and two Truck Companies. Chief 13 remained on the scene for the NDWFD Fire Investigator to arrive and perform the fire cause determination. While performing the Fire Investigation, Battalion Chief […]
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