News From the Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Co. . . .
Mon. Jan 25th 2010 — At 11:48 Cecil County Communications struck Fire Box 200N for the reported working House Fire in the 500 block of Biddle Street. Due on the assignment were Stations 2 and 12 , Stations 3,13,14 (Singerly) with the Engine, ,Stations 7,8,9,10 Aetna with the Engine, and County Paramedic 3. Capt 12 ( Arches) advised dispatch that heavy smoke was evident from the Canal Bridge. Engine 12 with 3 (FF Hopkins) , Engine 2 with 2 (Deputy Chief Morris), Rescue 2, Tanker 12, Ambulance 291, Ambulance 292 and Paramedic 3 all made the response.
Upon the arrival of Engine 2 Deputy Chief Morris assumed command. Heavy smoke was visible from the front side of the 2 story structure with attached garage.. Heavy fire was visible from one side and the rear. At this time command requested 2 additional Engines and a Truck added to the box. 2 Lines were stretched into the structure and an interior attack was initiated. Due to deteriorating conditions command ordered the evacuation of the structure and ordered that all operations would now be defensive and no one was to enter the structure.