On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at approximately 11:30 pm, there was a report of a house fire on Terrance Drive in Prince Frederick.

The Prince Frederick VFD (Co. 2) with Huntingtown (Co. 6), St. Leonard (Co. 7), Charles County (Co. 34) and special apparatus from Tanker 7 and 83, Tower 2 and Squad 6 were all dispatched on the initial call.

Before any units arrived on the scene, it was reported the fire was coming from the house structure.  So a working fire dispatch was issued to bring additional equipment and manpower.  If not needed on the scene, they would be used as fill in at the station that was on the original dispatch call.

The house was damaged throughout.  The Red Cross was on the scene to help occupants in finding a place to stay.  The Fire Marshal was also on the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.  It was reported that four cats were also in the house.  At approximately 12:30 am, three of the cats were located.