On August 14th, at approximately 2200 hours, units from Huntingtown and surrounding areas were alerted to the 2200 block of Big Lane Court for the reported house fire, possibly caused by a lightning strike.
Chief 6A (Thrasher) arrived first to find a single story, single family dwelling, with fire showing from the attic area.
Engine 62 and Rescue Squad 6 arrived, and began extinguishment. Units from surrounding companies arrived, and began assisting in extinguishment, and overhaul operations.
Due to a sudden collapse from a portion of the roof, command evacuated the structure until the bulk of the fire was extinguished. Units operated for approximately 3 hours.
All units did an outstanding job on the fire ground.