Virginia Firefighters Extinguish Chimney Fire

On Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at approximately 8:30 am Fluvanna Fire Companies 2, 1, and 5 were dispatched for a chimney fire on Winnsville Road in Fork Union.

Within eight minutes Engine Company 20 was arriving on the scene of a two story dwelling with smoke showing from the chimney. Lt. 22, Jamie Baughn, established command and put his personel to work laddering the roof and investigating.

With crews on the roof reporting that there were embers coming from the chimney and smoke showing from the masonry; It was determined to be a working chimney fire and that the fire may have extended between the stove pipe and the inside of the chimney.

Tanker 10 arrived and Chief 11, Dennis Brent, assumed command of the incident while Lt. 22 assumed interior operations.

Shortly thereafter, Truck 53 arrived and set up roof operations. Firefighter Andrew Pullen and Firefighter Robert Grey worked together chaining the chimney and extinguishing any hidden fires while the interior crews checked for any extension.

Units on scene were Engine 20, Tanker 20, Tanker 10, Truck 53, and Engine 52. Crews were on scene for about 2 hours.