July 22, 2017
4:12PM: Calls began pouring in to the PG County Communications Center reporting a house fire in the area of Nicol Cir and Nicol Dr. in Springdale, Maryland. Engine 281 was alerted as the 3rd due Engine Company. Engine 281 arrived and had a good fire going on the second floor and roof of a 2 story single family dwelling. The crew stretched a 400 ft. attack line and joined in on the fire attack. Units had the bulk of the fire knocked in under 30 minutes. A precautionary fire task force was alerted due to the size of the home. Chief 28A was the division 1 supervisor. Engine 281 operated for 3 hours before returning. This was the 3rd fire in 24 hours for the men.