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Fire Forces Residents From The Graw

A fire took place at the senior housing complex Monday morning.

Firefighters evacuated seniors from 72 apartments at early Monday morning after a boiler room fire at the highrise.

About 50 personnel from the , Aberdeen Fire Department and the Harford County Career EMS Foundation responded to the fire, which was contained in the boiler room, Susquehanna Hose Company Chief told .

The fire took place shortly after 2 a.m., and Hurst said crews were on the scene until about 4:45 a.m., ventilating the building after discovering high levels of carbon monoxide in about 50 rooms.

Some residents showed signs of elevated levels of carbon monoxide, Hurst said, but no patients were transported from the scene. Residents were allowed to return to their units, Hurst said.

"We ventilated all six floors and all the apartments and made sure all carbon monoxide levels were zero in all apartments when we left," Hurst said in a text message to Patch.

All damage was contained to the boiler room.

Hurst said theĀ Susquehanna Hose Company was on the scene within three minutes.

Hollee Sifford May 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Way to go SHCO and all other emergency respnders....Glad everyone got out and was able to return in good health......
Ellie Mencer May 07, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Thank you to the SHCO for the fast, efficient and effective response to this fire. Superb job. I'm sure every senior AND their families and friends are extremely thankful for your quick response. THANK YOU!
Debbie McFadden May 07, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Great job to our Fire People we love you.
Provider May 07, 2012 at 10:43 PM
"About 50 personnel from the Susquehanna Hose Company, Aberdeen Fire Department and the Harford County Career EMS Foundation responded to the fire...." Where was the HdG Ambulance Corps?
Bob Slede May 07, 2012 at 11:07 PM
They where the same place they are always from ten pm until 7am.......in bed!
Robert V. Way May 08, 2012 at 12:25 AM
If you see a problem with the ambo getting out late at night why don't you join the corp and help with the problem instead of bashing them I am sure they would love you help you know after you get your emt at least 150 hr class that's if you have to know how to pass and get your aid status another 50 hrs plus ride alongs con ed and recerts I am sure your family or job won't mind when your not there after taking that call at 3 in the morning it comes down to one thing can you make a difference if so they are always looking for people
Citizen May 08, 2012 at 04:30 AM
The ambulance corp has no problem getting out on an emergency, If another company has such an issue with it then do something about it, dont fuel the fire.... Buy an Ambulance and then tell your members to wake up in the middle of the night to go save a life, provide a lifting assistance and other calls for service. After reading several posts on FB from a Fire Line officer of another company bashing an EMS only department I hope David Craig puts the hammer down and puts a stop to the high school games the 12 departments in Harford County play
Bob Slede May 08, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I couldn't agree more. I hope David Craig takes a look at each county department. And, if they are not doing a great job then he needs to step in. I feel this is going to happen in the near future..... http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/Sunday-Q-A-with-David-Craig/-/9379376/12690050/-/5ncahf/-/index.html
Carol May 09, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Great Job to the many that give of themselves to help others in need. These men and women are not gettting paid for their time, even if they were they do a GREAT JOB. Thank You for the time you give and a BIG thank you to your families it is very time consuming.

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