Virginia Firefighters Battle Suspicious Blaze

Nov. 3, 2008
First crews on scene reported the structure was fully involved.

Tones summoned Chesterfield's bravest to the 9000 block of Hopkins Road around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2for a possible structure fire.

As crews sped to the scene, smoke billowed above the trees making a statement this would be a working call.

Responding were Engines 1, 15, 17, Truck 3, Medic 17,TSO, Battalions 1 and 2 and Chesterfield County Police.

First crews on scene reported the structure was fully involved.

Ash fell from the sky as five-inch quick connect supply line was laid.

Due to the information relayed to command that the home was vacant and the advanced stage of the fire, the attack mode became defensive.

Truck 3 powered up and blasted the blaze with its master stream.

It was no contest and the fire was quickly knocked under Truck 3's crew's aggressive attack.

Hazards included power, cable and phone lines that Truck 3 had to operate over, through and under. Exposures of a nearby double bay garage, a subdivision across the street, nearby adjacent homes with vehicles, heavily wooded areas were to the side and back of the blazing house.

The fire has been deemed suspicious and is under investigation by the fire marshal's office. No injuries were reported.

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