Chief James Steiner


On September 18, 2022, at 0349- FD was requested for a reported mobile home fire at 48 Leggs Lane. Morgan County Engine Company 1,2,3 tanker company 1,2,3 and Medic Company 7-Washington County Engine and Tanker Company 5- Frederick County VA Engine and Tanker Company 20, Tower Company 16 were all requested on the initial assignment.


Berkeley Engine 12 and the Chief, Car 1, Great Cacapon Engine 21, South Morgan Engine 311, Tanker 320 and 325, Reynolds Store Engine 20 along with Gainesboro Tower 16 as well as Morgan EMS Medic 7-9 all responded.


Medic 7-9 arrived on scene with Engine 12, Medic 7-9 reported fully involved mobile home fire. Chief 1 assumed the command, and Engine 12’s crew stretched a handline to the front door and exterior operations started. All induvial from the home were accounted for as being outside of the home, along with one dog. Once more manpower arrived a second handline was deployed from Engine 12. Water supply was initiated by Engine 20 and was maintained by tanker operations from the main roadway. South Morgan County FD established a draft site at Dawsons on 522. Crews then made an interior attack on the fire as well as operated on the Delta side of the home at the bay windows. Approximately 30 minutes into fire ground operations the fire was called under control. Crews then operated on scene for an additional hour and half to fully extinguishing the fire.


Once fire ground operations were completed, crews cleaned up and all units went in service.


There were no injuries on this call.


We would like to thank all departments that assisted on this fire.