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Explosion in Woodbine
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By Fire Fighter/EMT Pieter Lucas
September 7, 2018

At 22:49 Tower 3 was dispatched along with stations 13 and 4 to the 15100 block of Bushy Park Road in Woodbine for a possible gas leak inside a residence. The caller advised that when she arrived home she smelled gas in the kitchen. Shortly after Engine 131 arrived, there was a large explosion and the rear of the home became fully involved in fire. Command requested the box be filled and the task force started, bringing additional units from WFVFD and surrounding stations. Units took a defensive position due to collapse dangers and Tower 3's aerial was put in service along with hand lines off of Engine 131. A cistern nearby on Carriage Mill Road was utilized for water supply as units worked to extinguish the fire. The fire was declared under control at 00:30. No injuries were reported and the Red Cross was notified to assist the displaced residents. Units from Station 13 remained on scene overnight and the HCDFRS Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating.

Mutual Aid: Engine 32, Tower 3, Tanker 3, Tanker 34, Paramedic 35

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