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Early video: House fire in Cecil County, Maryland.

Firefighter Spot first posted this video from a house fire in Fair Hill, Maryland (Cecil County) last Tuesday. The fire, in the 1800 block of Appleton Road, was reported around 1:30 PM. Read more at the Cecil Whig.

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  • Anonymous

    Holy yard breathing batman.

  • Tommy O’

    er…um…yeah…wow..if ever there was a time for the unburned side…this may have been it..at least try to save the family a little something….

  • FFAL

    Anonymous;
    Mid afternoon with roof 1/2 collapsed on arrival and you would commit crews to interior?Looks like a good stop to me with limited manpower, anybody that may have been inside at this tme of day would already unfortunatly be beyond saving IMO.

    • Robert Kramer

      Collapsed?

      Wrong……..burned away.

      And yes, leave the car alone, go in a window on the unburned side, make your way to the other end.

      • FFAL

        Gravity would cause the weakend structural supports to collapse onto the main floor, It dosnt turn to ash and blow away.
        Also appears to be a modular type home usually built of tooth picks and chop sticks as well as other light weight products prone to premature failure

  • CHAOS

    Deck gun would have reached right over that chain link fence.

  • Johnny G

    Ok, I've seen this said 8,624,122 times before on Statter911.com.
    BIG FIRE, BIG WATER
    An 1 3/4" crosslay….really?
    It's almost like people on here speak French and readers can comprehend the concept. Here, for the last time, try using Zee grande gun de le douche, wis zee 800 lpm tip.
    Oh and I think we were all soooooooo disappointed when after the firefighter jumped the fence, the cop stood there and looked at the fence like he was gonna hop it and then changed his mind….man would that have been some entertaining video!! 
     

  • Anonymous

    There was nothing to ''save" on that house. Fire was already to the other end of the roof on arrival.

  • news hound

    guy said "hey stupid, put water on the house, leave the car alone there brain child"!

  • foreverlearning

    I just want to know why you have to have your mask on when you are pulling hose. Show me a mask that does not compromise your ability to see. Someone justify it for me.  For those that want to attack from the unburned side. Really? Save something? Im betting this house is knocked down either way and why would you put yourself in danger if no one is in there. Lets start getting smart instead of doing the stupid things we did so many years ago.

    • Jeremy

      Remember that we are supposed to save Life AND Property. Saving even some personal belongings is better than letting the whole house burn down. Yes, risk a little to save a little, but attacking from the unburned side isn't risking that much depending on the conditons on that side of the structure.

    • LaRon

      If your neck and neck with the second in engine….come off coned up so you can get in the door faster.

  • dadman

    Again, another video with alarm noise.

  • clt ff

    On air in the yard for quite a bit of time, WHY?…then puts water on the car, WHY?
    At first I thought he was going to the unburnt side to start an attack and stop the advance..I was wrong.
    WHY?

  • Anonymous

    CHIT WAS BURNED UP BEFORE THEY GOT THERE… WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE TIME???
    CAN YOU SAY DECK GUM WITH SOME LDH LAYED FROM A HYDRANT??

  • Anonymous

    You don't know that the house is vacant until YOU actually search!

  • Joey C

    It looks to me that the fire may have started in the car when the primary line fell on it and rapidly extended to the house which is why they had to hop the fence in the first place

  • Joey C

    On second look I stand corrected, it's a secondary power line

  • Anonymous

    I love the monday morning quarter backs.  Most of you have probably never worn an air pack let alone ride a fire truck recently.  The house was a total loss on arrival with roof collapse.Tthe entire first floor was off and in the attic throughout the entire house.  The crew knocked the car down due to additional cars in the driveway and a shed that was sitting close to an adjacent structure next door.  A second line was pulled to protect the exposures on that side.  There were no hydrants, 750 gallons and that was it.  Response time was extended due to a bridge being out for construction. 
    As far a yard breathing, well if you wanna die before your 40 have at it.  I would lime to see my children grow up how about you?  Get out of the stone age and realize, things used in todays construction will kill you.
     
     
     

  • Anonymous

    Well, well another case of disgruntle firefighters that probably has not worn an air pack or rode a firetruck in years. 
     
     

  • http://leatherforever.com Billy “Bull” Salka

    So what he started to put water on the car before the house. You dont pass a fire to go to anoher fire. Maybe you guys should try reading Vincent Dunn's 50 Ways Firefighters Live Rule #1.

  • Anonymous

    YEA… HIT IT WITH THE TANK WATER THEN GO TO WORK WITH AN ESTABLISHED WATER SUPPLY. THE SIMULTANEOUS ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ADEQUATE UNINTERUPTED WATER SUPPLY IS EVERY BIT AS IMPORTANT AS ALL THE OTHER 20/20 MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKING ISSUES THAT GOES ON HERE.
    WHERES THE WATER SUPPLY? THIS TYPE FIRE SHOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE TO ANYONE IN A AREA THAT HAS NO HYDRANTS…. IMPLEMENTING ..EFFECTIVE..WATER SUPPLY PLANS AND OPERATING PROCEDURES SHOULD BE PART OF THE BIGGER PLAN TO PROTECT THIS COMMUNITY.
     

  • Maryland Batt Chief

    For a more serious conversation about the power line. Beware of chain link fences and downed power lines! Watched a brother get electrcuted once when he tried to jump over the fence. Fire Starts at elctrical power and burns off the entrance cable that falls on the chain link fence and al is energized! Be careful. I like the deck gun approach on this one.