LA PLATA, Md. – Today, at approximately 10:28 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to a structure fire at 6585 Ellenwood Drive. The caller on the scene is an electrician and advised that the power box outside began sparking and popping, and flames and smoke were visible.
Crews arrived on the scene to find the two-story home showing fire. Reports indicated that one firefighter was injured, but in fact just needed a breather. The firefighter was uninjured.
The fire quickly spread across the upper floor of the structure. Command ordered all firefighters to evacuate the structure at 10:52 a.m. and to use defensive attacks only.
Crews established a new water supply at St. Clark’s Assisted Living and CCSO was requested for traffic control.
No injuries have been reported at this time.
The Fire Marshal was notified and requested to the scene.
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