Millington, MD, VFD battled a house fire less than one block from our firehouse at approx. 1450 hrs this date. Upon arrival, we found a single story brick rancher with an attached garage with the garage fully involved and fire spread beginning into the living area and the attic area. The house belonged to an active member of our department who was home at the time.

An aggressive attack was made and resulted in only minimal damage occurring to the living area, however, the garage was a total loss with some extension into the roof/attic area.

At the scene was Kent Co, MD units from Station 2 (Millington) and Station 3 (Galena), Queen Annes Co, MD Station 6 (Sudlersville), and Kent Co, DE Station 45 (Clayton) and Station 44 (Citizen's Hose Co./Smyrna). Kent Co. Paramedic 12 (Paramedic Bennett) also assisted at the scene.

Investigation is underway by the MD State Fire Marshal's Office.

[This message has been edited by Nevin Steffy (edited 11-18-2000).]