House Fire on Oxwell Lane

Units from Laurel and surrounding companies were dispatched to the 8700 block of Oxwell Lane for the reported house on fire. Units arrived to 8738 Oxwell Lane with a working house fire and fire through the roof. Crews attempted an aggressive interior push, however, were evacuated from the structure due to roof collapse. Crews made a secondary interior push into the house, but due to rapidly worsening conditions and heavy fire load, were once again backed out of the house and defensive operations were set up. Tower 10 once again provided extensive water tower operations. Units operated on scene for nearly 7 hours assisting with investigations, extensive overhaul and discovering hidden fire throughout the house. (Photos courtesy of F/F Greg Masenheimer, Co 31 and TWD)