July 9, 2017
Around 4am calls began coming in to the communications center reporting a house fire in the 9300 blk of Worrell Avenue in Lanham, Maryland. Engine Co.28 arrived with 4 men as the first arriving engine company and had smoke showing from a 1 story single family dwelling. The crew stretched a 250 ft attack line and found a working fire in the first floor living area. Crews encountered moderate hording conditions in the home but were able to get a quick knock on the fire before it could extend any further. The assignment was quickly scaled back to hold Volunteer companies 28 and 18 to wait for the investigators. Engine 281 remained on scene for roughly 2 and a half hours. This was the second working fire for the men in just over 12 hours.