February 25, 2017
At 4:50 pm Engine company 28 was alerted to the reported apartment fire in the 5500 blk of Karen Elaine Drive in the first due. Engine 281 arrived to find a 3 story garden style apartment with nothing evident. Engine 281 officer established the Karen Elaine command. Upon forcing the door to a terrace level apartment smoke began pouring out, indicating a working fire. The lineman from Engine 281 stretched a 200 foot attack line and got a quick knock on the fire. The incident was quickly scaled back to hold company 28. This was one of 5 box alarms on the day for the volunteers at West Lanham.