1st Due Garage Fire on Blankner Road
By Board of Director Zach Schneider
February 2, 2019

At 1:34pm units from Winfield and surrounding fire departments were alerted for a reported garage fire in the 600 Block of Blankner Road. Sykesville's Engine 123 already on the street returning from a previous call was the first to arrive with smoke showing from the garage area of a single family dwelling. Chief 14 arrived (Davis) and established the command and requested the Rapid Intervention Dispatch (RID). Firefighters from Winfield and Sykesville worked to extinguish the fire keeping it from spreading further into the structure. Crews remained on the scene awaiting BGE to disconnect power so additional overhaul could be performed. The fire started due to improperly discarded ashes from a pellet stove that were placed in a trashcan adjacent to the garage.

Units: Engine 141, Engine 142, Tanker 14, Medic 14, Duty 14/Chief 14, EMS 14
Mutual Aid: Engine 123 & Tower 12 (Sykesville)