November 28, 2020 – SSVFD Responds to 3-Alarm Fire in Leisure World
On Saturday, November 28, 2020 at approximately 0135 hours, Sandy Spring Stations 4 and 40 were alerted to a building fire with surrounding stations at the 15200 blk of Elkridge Way in Leisure World. Aerial Tower 740 arrived on scene on Side C with heavy fire through the roof, and began an aggressive search to rescue multiple occupants. Paramedic Engine 704 and Paramedic Engine 740 went to work to extinguish the the fire. Chief 704B arrived with the first alarm units, Ambulance 740 arrived as a part of the Rapid Intervention Dispatch (RID), and Canteen 740 arrived with the second alarm units. The incident went to 3 alarms, and required significant overhaul and wetting down hot spots. Units switched to provide hot spot coverage throughout the day, with Aerial Tower 740 on scene until approximately 1200 hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.