As the East coast has been getting hit hard with extreme high temps. Members of the Department have maintained two engine company crews for the duration of the week, into the weekend. The department from Thursday through Monday morning responded on 45 runs, ranging from fire alarms to working fires, with everything in between.
Sunday just after 3pm, units in the Temple Hills area were alerted for a house fire. Units arrived to find fire conditions and started the working fire dispatch. Because of the extreme heat, Engine 371 was dispatched to assist units operating. Members operated on the scene for just about an hour before returning to run several more calls before the night was over.
Remember, stay hydrated during these hot conditions and remember your pets.