A Baltimore Fire Company Unit Citation has been awarded to the team of Fullerton Truck 8, Fire Lt. Brandon Watkins (off duty) and other personnel in recognition of exceptional performance during a house fire in Middle River on Nov. 12, 2019.
Fire units were dispatched at 12:16 p.m. to the Contact Court for a dwelling fire with rescue. First- arriving crews found heavy fire and smoke showing from a single-story home.
During a search of the home, firefighters located the victim in the living room — the room BCoPD fire investigators have identified as the place where the fire started. No one else was in the home at the time of the fire.
Firefighters removed the victim from the home and transferred him to EMS providers. EMS personnel pronounced him deceased at the scene.