1st Due Garage Fire on Nicodemus Road
By Board of Director Zach Schneider
August 10, 2017

On Wednesday August 9th at 6:54p.m. units from Winfield and surrounding fire departments were alerted for a reported house fire in the 2700 Block of Nicodemus Road. Winfield's Medic 149 was the first to arrive to find a two story detached garage well involved with fire.

Chief 14 (G. Dods) arrived and established command. A Tanker Task Force and Rapid Intervention Dispatch was requested. Winfield's Engine 141 arrived and quickly deployed several hand lines to protect the exterior of the adjacent house and confine the fire to the garage structure. A water supply fill site was setup up at the Bloom Road bridge mounted dry fire hydrant to support the tanker shuttle. Tower 3 was setup and utilized to finish extinguishing the remaining fire on the second floor since the structure was not safe for firefighters to enter.

The fire was brought under control by 7:25p.m. and units remained on the scene until after 9:00p.m. performing overhaul and assisting the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Units: Engine 141, Engine 142, Tanker 14, Brush 145, Medic 149, Duty 14, Chief 14, Utility 14
Mutual Aid: Tower 3, Command Support 3 (Westminster), Engine 101, Engine 102, Brush 105 (New Windsor), Engine 131, Engine Tanker 133, Medic 139 (Gamber), Engine 123, Engine 124 (Sykesville), Tanker 1 (Mt. Airy), Brush 95, Rescue Squad 9 (Reese), Tanker 17 (Libertytown), Engine Tanker 44 (Lisbon)