On 3/15/00 at approx. 2205 hours Salisbury Fire Dept. Station 2 and Headquarters Company were dispatched for a reported house fire. As units were enroute to the scene smoke was visible. Units arrived on the scene with heavy smoke showing and a report of an elderly subject trapped on the second floor. E210, the first unit on the scene, established a water supply and advanced an 1-1/2 inch attack line into the first floor, where they encountered heavy fire conditions. The crew made an aggresive interior attack and advanced the line into the basement, encountering heavy fire and heat conditions. The fire was quickly extinguished by the interior crews.
Truck 1, the second arriving unit, began a primary search. They found the elderly victim on the second floor and she was quickly removed through an upstairs window. The elderly subject was transported Priority 1 by Salisbury E.M.S. A secondary search was then conducted and a dog was found behind a sofa in the living room. The dog was removed and was treated by paramedics and transported to a local animal hospital. As of this post both the woman and dog were in good condition. Units cleared at approx 0130 hours after extensive overhaul.
The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.

Units on scene E210, Squad 2, E203, Air-Light 2, Truck 1, E5, Dep. Chief 1, Paramedics 1,2,& 4.


[This message has been edited by wrf8215 (edited March 16, 2000).]