59 Volunteer Firefighters Respond to House Fire in La Plata
By Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith
November 23, 2022

Just before 5:00 P.M. Charles County 911 Center received a call from the homeowner on Harmony Farm Place reporting his house was on fire. The "structure fire assignment" was immediately dispatched and while en-route units were advising smoke was visible in the area of the address. E11 arrived in moments after the dispatch confirming a "working fire" in the 3 story structure and conducting the 360 size-up. Chief 12A (Sutter) arrived and assumed command requesting working fire dispatch and water supply task force to assist with the water supply to the fire ground. Operations was assigned to Chief 1 (Sekuterski), water supply was established and assigned to Chief 14 (Jacobs), the fill site was set up at the Lowe's with Chief 7A (Gimmel) in charge. SMECO arrived to secure the electric, Fire Marshal's Office on scene for their investigation, no injures reported at this time. As of this hour units are still on scene cleaning up

Units: E11, E121, E82, E73, E151, ETA2, FTA10, ETA11, ETA14, T1, T11, TA12, TA2, T7, TW3, SQ10, E84, B8, BC1, CH12A, CH14, CH11, A518, PA517, CAR1707
Mutual Aid: E824, BC887, SMSQ2

Brianna Bowling November 28, 2022 at 2:18 PM
Our family wants to thank all the firefighters and emergency personnel who came to help try to save our family home. We are grateful there were no injuries and for the compassion shown to our family while you worked. It takes a special person to commit to this difficult volunteer position and we appreciate you!