Box Alarm 1-2 717 Douglas St
By Firefighter Kevin Carr
October 16, 2019

At 2110hrs Dorchester Central dispatched units for the APARTMENT FIRE (Duplex) at 717 DOUGLAS ST in the Cambridge 1-2 Box Area. Chief 1 arrived on location with A 2 story wood frame duplex, completed A 360 to find smoke from division 2 and established command. Engine 1-3 arrived on location picking up the hydrant at the corner Douglas and Phillips St (400" of 5" supply hose) and established fire attack group stretching (200' 1.75" hose) to extinguish the fire. Crews from multiple Station assisted with overhaul & clean up. Command placed the situation under control at 2230hrs releasing all but Engine 1-3 from the scene and the standby crews. Command was terminated at 2359hrs and all units were placed in service without incident. This fire remains under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
The Officer's & Members of Rescue Fire Company Inc. would like to "Thank" all the companies that came out to assist on this fire especially the standby crews (Station 61 & 21).
Photo Credit: Juanita Darby

Units: Chief 1, Engine 1-3 (4), Tower 1 (6), Engine 1-4 (5)
Mutual Aid: CPD, DCEMS PM 100 & 101 (Cambridge), Station 61 (Linkwood-Salem), Station 31 (Neck District), Station 21 (East New Market), Talbot Station 31 (Trappe), Maryland State Fire Marshal