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By 7th District Volunteers
February 17, 2024

At 2320 hours on Friday, Stations 5, 1, 2, 7, 9, 6 along with EMS Stations 59, 19 and ALS were alerted to a reported structure fire with subjects trapped in the 37000 Block of River Springs Road in Avenue. Responding units were advised there was a shed on fire near the home with a possible person trapped inside.

Engine 52 and Chief 5 arrived on scene locating a shed fully involved behind the home. Chief 5 established the command and Engine 52 pulled an attack line to extinguish the fire. After the fire was extinguished, a deceased person was located inside. The assignment was scaled back holding Company 5 and 59 units. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office responded to the scene to investigate. Engine 51, Tanker 5, Tanker 51 and Squad 5 responded to the incident with a total of 14 Volunteers. Crews remained on the scene assisting law enforcement for an extended period of time.

We send our sincere condolences to the family involved in this incident. For further information on the investigation please see the Maryland State Fire Marshals Office release located here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDFIRE/bulletins/38b1c9b

Units: Engine 52, Tanker 5, Engine/Tanker 51, Squad 5, Chief 5, Chief 5A
 
Mutual Aid: Truck 1, Engine 14, Engine 23, Engine 24, Truck 7, Engine 73, Engine 93, Squad 6, Ambulance 597, 599, 197, Medic 4
 

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