Heavy Fire Showing - West Laurel

The LVFD and surrounding companies responded to a reported house on fire at 15907 Jerald Rd. in West Laurel. Chief 10 (Lovell) arrived first to find a 2 story single family home fully involved in fire. Due to the advanced state of the fire, Chief Lovell declared exterior operations only. Engine 101's crew led off with the engine mounted deck gun as well as the portable deluge set in the front yard. Once adequate water supply was established, Truck 15 (Burtonsville) put their ladder pipe in service. Crews were on the scene for nearly 6 hours until all hidden fire was extinguished. The family living in the home escaped. Photo by Charles F. Johnson III Burtonsville VFD.  For additional photos see http://jpcphotography.smugmug.com/Fire-Photos/House-Fire-15907Jerald-Dr/11956804_X2HUv#847077651_t9pL6