Old Fire, Fresh Video:Vacant Apartments Burning in Kentland


One well-off behind the firehouse in the 90’s


Below is an old video on the internet of this vacant apartment building fire on Hawthorne Street behind the firehouse. If memory serves me right, this may be the one where a caller at the Safeway (no longer there) on the top of the hill up from the firehouse called in a strong odor of smoke. Units from 33 went out on the local to investigate and found this. There used to by a whole complex of apartments behind the firehouse. They were eventually torn down.

Obviously the older Mack, former FDNY TL.17, is seen. It looks like old Truck 22 setting up on the left later in the video and on the right old Truck 5 (formerly old Truck 14) and Truck 28.  If anyone else locally wants to add details feel free.


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Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com and FireEMSBlogs.com. Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George's County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville where he met Chris Hebert and Dave Ianonne, the creators of Firehouse.com. Bill went to work for them back in 2001 and after they transitioned away to new, bigger projects, he was hired by them again in 2009. Bill's writing has been on Firehouse.com, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine, FirefighterNation.com, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of "Fire Officer: Principles and Practice", The Secret List and Tinhelmet.com.

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