LVFD Engine on Montgomery County 3 Alarm Fire

Just after 0700hrs on the morning of Friday, July 13th, Engine 103 was alerted as third due engine to the 14000 block of Castle Boulevard, in the Burtonsville area of Montgomery County for a reported apartment fire. Engine 103 and Chief 10B responded with a total of four personnel. Engine 715 (Burtonsville) arrived on the scene to a three-story garden apartment with heavy smoke and fire showing. Several residents were rescued by truck companies from their balconies in the rear. Engine 103 arrived on the bravo side of the building, picking up a hydrant there. Due to water supply issues, Command made the decision to sound evacuation tones and use ladder pipes on the fire, which by that time had burned through the roof. Engine 103's crew worked in the delta exposure, helping to control extension into that building and ensuring that it was clear of occupants. Crews were on scene for several hours.
 
Photos courtesy of Al Schwartz, Chief 31.