This is video and radio traffic from Hollywood VFD Deputy Chief Bryan Riley of a fire yesterday on Smoke Hill Road in California, Maryland (St. Mary’s County). The audio comes from http://www.scanmd.org/. The video is from Truck 7 and from the helmet-cam of Lt. Thorne aboard the first arriving engine.
At 0841 hours Station 9, Station 7, Station 3, Station 83, EMS Station 38, and EMS Station 79 were dispatched to the area of Smoke Hill Road and Wildewood Pkwy for the report of smoke coming from the building. Engine 72, Truck 7, Chief 7B, and Chief 7A responded with 11 volunteers on the call. Chief 3A was first to arrive finding a large garage/work shop with smoke coming from the roof area. Engine 72 was next arriving at 0846 hours dropping a supply line from Cottonwood Pkwy. with Engine 91 picking up the line. Truck 7 arrived on the scene next and assisted Engine 72 with forcing a gate at the entrance of the building. The crew of Engine 72 advanced an attack line into the structure finding fire on the back wall with extension to a storage loft. The crew of Truck 7 assisted crews with opening up and forcing several doors. The fire was placed under control within 15 minutes and Command held the units from Bay District and Hollywood for ventilation and overhaul. The fire ground was turned over to the State Fire Marshal and units from Station 7 returned to quarters at 1044 hours.
Command: Chief 3A Interior: Chief 7A Attack: Lieutenant 7 Vent: Chief 7B