Residential Structure Fire
Friday, November 20, 2020
At 6:03pm on Friday, November 20, 2020, the Ocean Pines Vol. Fire Department was alerted for a residential structure fire, and additional responses were requested from the following departments: Berlin, Bishopville,and Showell. As units were responding, dispatch advised of an out of control fire in the fireplace. Chief Grunewald arrived on scene with Command 11 and established command as crews from 1100 Paramedic 3 and engine 1101 investigated. Interior crews found the fire to be under control and contained within the fire place with no extension. Chief Grunewald placed the incident under control and placed all units back in service.
"As the temperature drops outside, wood and pellet stoves may be fired up inside the home. What you may not realize is that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months.... Have your chimney and stove INSPECTED and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep every fall just before heating season." NFPA Wood & Pellet Stove Safety Tips
Units on Scene: Engines 1101 & 1102, Command 11, Command 11-1 1100 A3, Engine 803