On November 27, 2011, at 5:10 PM, Anne Arundel County firefighters from Riviera Beach (Engine 131), Jacobsville (Engine 104), Orchard Beach (Engine 112), Armiger (Truck 30 and Medic 30), Jones Station (Quint 23), Earleigh Heights (Squad 12), and Battlation Chief 2 were alerted for the reported house fire on Riverside Dr in Pasadena.
While units were enroute to the fire, Anne Arundel County Fire Communications advised that they had reports of 1 subject still in the structure. Riviera Beach Engine 131 and Battalion Chief 2 arrived quickly to the scene and discovered smoke showing from a dwelling. Battalion Chief 2 assumed command and field communications. BC-2 assigned the crews from Engine 131 as fire attack.
Firefighters quickly searched the house for the victim. Squad 12 advised that they recovered the subject and immediately needed an ALS unit in front of the dwelling. An additional Medic Unit was requested to the scene. Orchard Beach Medic 11 was added to the call. BC-2 requested an all hands assignment.
Lake Shore (Engine 204), Marley (Engine 181), Jones Station (Squad 23), Battalion Chief 3, and Fire Marshal 3 were added to the all hands assignment. Firefighers advised that they were having a very hard time locating the fire and needed assistantce finding an exterior entrance to the basement. Conditions started to getting really bad in the structure.
BC-2 recieved reports of possibly a 2nd victim in the structure. Quint 23 assumed search and rescue duties. FIre Attack advised that they had heavy fire on side Alpha and they need additional crews to knock the fire. EMS-2 advised that they had an injured firefighter and needed an additional ALS unit. EMS-2 advised that they had accountability and the second victim was located. Conditions grew worse and the evacuation tones were ordered.
Fire started to vent on the left hand corner of the structure. Command requesed PAR. All units were accounted for. Shift Commander arrived and took command. BC-2 assumed suppression group.
In total, a 2nd Alarm was requested plus an additional 4 Engines and 5 Ambulances were requested to the scene. Two Firefighters were also transported to the hospital.
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