Station 1, 2,3,9 were dispatched for a 1st due house fire on 1st Street in Chester, MD. Companies arrived to find a pile of debris burning next to a residence. Engine-Tanker 1’s personnel, at the direction of Command, split into two crews: one crew searched and cleared the residence with smoke inside the building while the other crew took the 1 ½ hose and extinguished the fire. Engine-tanker 1 and Engine 12 remained on scene for approx. 1 hour before being released. 22 members responded to the fire. 1st Asst. Fire Chief Schulz had command.