Just before 2 PM. on Sunday February 13, 2011, Baltimore Co. 911 received a call for a fire on the porch of a dwelling at 3125 Blendon Road in Chestnut Ridge. Fire Box 50-17 was alerted bringing companies from Chestnut Ridge, Glyndon, Owings Mills, Brooklandville, and Garrison. Several units clearing an electrical fire in Garrison were also added to the call. First arriving Engine 501 reported heavy smoke and requested the working fire dispatched. They also requested 2 large capacity tankers and a tanker strike team. Two engines and a ladder truck were also requested. Later in the incident, the balance of the second alarm was requested.