WGFC Assists Elkton on Working Fire
 
By Secretary Bill Wohl
December 24, 2018
 

On the Sunday evening before Christmas, the West Grove Fire Company was dispatched to assist the Singerly Fire Company (Elkton) and numerous Cecil County, Maryland and Newark, Delaware companies on a reported house fire.

Engines 22-1 and 22-3 responded to the call on Cherry Hill Road, near Maryland 213, in the Academy Hills area north of Elkton. Arriving Elkton units discovered a large, two-story garage well involved, approximately 20 feet behind an occupied house.

The WGFC Engines arrived at the same time with crews joining the manpower pool and assisting with hosing down the structure and overhaul. Multiple hand lines were used, along with dual master streams from Elkton's tower ladder, to extinguish the blaze.

Crews from West Grove were on the scene for about 90 minutes.

 
Units: Engines 22-1 & 22-3
 
A large, two-story garage was destroyed in a fire in Elkton, Maryland.  WGFC assisted with two engines.
A large, two-story garage was destroyed in a fire in Elkton, Maryland. WGFC assisted with two engines.
 
WGFC crews standby in the "manpower pool" awaiting orders.
WGFC crews standby in the "manpower pool" awaiting orders.
 
The garage had collapsed on arrival of WGFC units.
The garage had collapsed on arrival of WGFC units.
 
Crews prepare to pull apart the burning debris to extinguish the fire.
Crews prepare to pull apart the burning debris to extinguish the fire.
 
The tower ladder from Elkton was positioned to ultimately put the fire out.
The tower ladder from Elkton was positioned to ultimately put the fire out.
 
Arriving units found this two-story garage fully involved and collapsed.  WGFC assisted with two engines.  Photo credit: Aetna of Newark FC.
Arriving units found this two-story garage fully involved and collapsed. WGFC assisted with two engines. Photo credit: Aetna of Newark FC.