As Engine 12 was wrapping up from the MVC on Port Tobacco Rd, tones rang out for the townhouse fire in Company 3′s area. The engine responded back to the station on Washington Avenue for the ladder truck. The engine crew quickly staffed the truck, and the men in black were off to another one.
Engine company 3 arrived on scene of a 3 story townhouse, middle of the row, with fire showing. Duty 3 established the Sunningdale Place command. When Truck Company 1 arrived, the officer and interior crew began conducting a primary search of the residence, and adjacent townhomes while the truck driver and tillerman began laddering the front and rear of the structure. The aerial ladder was placed in service to check the attic of the structure, as fire rolled up the front of the house and into the soffet. The truck driver went up the aerial as the tillerman continued running ladders, lights, and staging ventilation fans. Power was secured to the home by SMECO, and Truck Company 1 began the extensive overhaul of the home to uncover and remove any burning material and complete extinguishment. Truck 1 remained on scene to for roughly 2 and a half hours before returning to quarters.