Monthly Archives: September 2013

BOX 2604: Smoke Alarm Saves Lives

Kingswood Road Fire. Photo From BethesdaNow.com

On Thursday, September 26, Engine 710 and Truck 710 were alerted to a possible house fire on Kingswood Road, just off of Old Georgetown Road in Company 26’s area. Units arriving found heavy smoke coming from the house. The fire had extended from to the second floor, up into the attic resulting in approx. $500,000… read more

BOX 0610: Fire In Home Under Construction Brings 3 Alarms

Fire in home under construction in Chevy Chase. Photo from NBC4

In the mid afternoon, the box assignment was dispatched to Chevy Chase Village, for a report of fire. The home was located within a mile from Fire Station #6 in Downtown Bethesda. Crews arrived to find heavy fire coming from a home that was under construction. Additional units were quickly added to the initial dispatch… read more

Engine 710 Fills in For Arlington During 6 Alarm Fire

Alexandria 6 Alarm Fire. Photo by Dave Statter

On Labor Day, a fire broke out at a warehouse in Alexandria that contained carpet and associated materials, all of which, is highly flammable. Not only was the amount of fuel a problem, but crews on scene had difficulty getting water due to a water main break in the area that resulted in fire hydrants… read more