Tanker Assist at Two-Alarm Commercial Fire in Port Deposit
November 12, 2023

Firefighters from multiple departments across two states battled a fire in a Port Deposit restaurant on Sunday. The two-alarm fire at Jumbo Jimmy's caused a reported $1 million in damage.

The West Grove Fire Company was requested for a tanker assist at 11:04am, along with tankers from the Union Fire Company of Oxford and the Avondale Fire Company to assist the Water Witch Fire Company of Port Deposit, Maryland on the fire on Bainbridge Road in Cecil County. Tanker 22 hauled approximately 17,500 gallons of water as part of a large contingent of tankers using rural water supply techniques with no hydrants in the area. Tanker 22 returned to West Grove at 4pm.

For more information on this fire, see the Cecil Whig (link below).
Our thanks to numerous sources and the Cecil Whig for photos.

Units: Tanker 22
Mutual Aid: Port Deposit, Rising Sun, Oxford, Kennett Square, Avondale, and various Lancaster and Cecil County fire companies.
Hyperlinks: Cecil Whig