On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 1654 hrs., units were alerted to a house fire at the unit block of North Huron Dr. Chief 842A arrived as the assignment was being dispatched, with smoke showing. Command was established and the fire was located in one of the many additions in the rear of the home.
Units from both Oxon Hill stations, both Allentown stations, Mornigside, Naval District of Washington, Fairfax and Forestville operated for just about two hours from start to finish. One occupant was transported for smoke inhalation. Later after returning to service one firefighter was transported for minor burns to his face and ears, treated and released. The fire was caused by mishandling of a kersone heater, damage approximately $100k.
Napoleon D. Epps Sr., Deputy Chief 842