At 0011hrs (12:11am), our Fire Station 5 crews were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 14000 block of Aden Rd. Fire and Rescue units from Prince William County Fire and Rescue, Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and City of Manassas were also dispatched to assist with battling the fire.
First arriving units (Engine 505 and Tanker 505) reported a single family home fully engulfed in fire and advised that operations would be defensive. Tanker 505, which holds 3,000 gallons of water, began supplying water to Engine 505 to supplement the 1,000 gallons of water the engine carries. Additional fire suppression units arrived and began additional fire attack on the structure. Crews battled the fire for approximately two hours.
At 2:00am, command reported the bulk of the fire was knocked down and crews were attacking hot spots. Engine 505 and Tanker 505 cleared the call at 4:37am and returned to the station to begin the long process of cleaning all the equipment and gear used to fight this fire.
Special note: Most of the area serviced by our Fire Station 5 is rural and does not have any fire hydrants. We bring water with us in a tanker. We are blessed to have Tanker 505 that holds 3,030 gallons of water. Our fire engines at station 5 hold 1,000 gallons of water, which is 250 gallons more than most fire engines in Prince William County carry.