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Lightning Strike - Fire Threatening a Structure

May 31, 2018

Engine 45 was dispatched at 7:08 PM for the report of a generator on fire, threatening a residence. Upon arrival, the generator was found on the bravo side of the structure with heavy fire showing. The crew quickly pulled an attack line while the incident commander located the underground propane tank and shut it off. The fire was quickly extinguished and the interior of the house was checked for fire extension. Thanks to Tanker 121 for their assistance.

Structure Fire on Future Oak Lane

January 13, 2018

At 02.51 on Saturday morning, January 13th, Earlysville's B-Crew responded to a structure fire threatening trailer. Engine 41 was first on scene and found a medium sized shed with attached trailer structure fully involved. Earlysville's Tanker 49 also responded to assist with water supply. Fire was extinguished and after performing overhaul, crews were placed back in service at 04.51.

Units responded: E41, E121, E151, E81, E82, T49, T111, T121, RS8, BC12, FM13

MVC on Buffalo River Rd

December 19, 2019

At 0532 on Tuesday, December 19, Earlysville's A-Crew responded to a reported motor vehicle collision with significant impact. Engine 41 was the first unit to arrive on scene and found a single vehicle over the embankment about 100 feet from the roadway in the woods. The driver was out of the vehicle upon arrival and treated by Medic 12. The engine company confirmed there were no fluids leaking into the nearby stream and remained on scene until the tow truck arrived.

Structure Fire on Catlin Rd

November 19, 2017

At 0726 on Sunday November 19 Earlysville's B-Crew responded to a report of a brush fire threatening a structure. Brush 46 was the first arriving unit on scene and found a gazebo type structure fully involved. Earlysville's Tanker 49 also responded to assist with water supply. Units were able to quickly extinguish the fire without any further spread. After performing overhaul to make sure there were no hot spots or hidden embers crews were placed back in service at 0907.

Units from Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Ivy, Crozet, Seminole Trail, and Monticello  also responded to this incident.

We would like to remind everyone to never leave a fire unattended and fully extinguish any bonfires/burn pits to ensure there is no rekindling of fire. Even without active flames visible an ember can quickly reignite under windy conditions. 

Structure fire on Frays Mill Road

August 12, 2017

On Saturday 8/12/17 Engine 41, Engine 45 and Tanker 49 responded to a fully involved structure fire. Engine 41 setup as supply on scene, Engine 45 set up on a hydrant for a fill site for tankers and Tanker 49 shuttled water from the fill site to the supply site. Job well done by all Companies involved bringing the situation under control and extinguishing the fire.

Other units from Albermarle County, station 6 and station 12, as well as units from Ruckersville and Stanardsville also responded to the incident.  

Nearly 3 hours later at 15:48 the last apparatus was put back in service.

Haz-Mat Situation on Buck Mountain Ford Lane

May 05, 2017

B-Crew started off their weekend responding at 1911 to investigate a strong chemical odor inside a residence. Car 42 was first arriving on scene reporting that all occupants were out of the structure and confirmed the presence of a strong odor. Earlysville Engine 41 and Hollymead Engine 121 crews made entry to investigate using a cyanide detector and four gas meter and were unable to detect any hazards. Charlottesville's Haz-Mat crew then entered to test for a large variety of other chemicals and marked the situation clear with nothing found at 2003.

Units: E41, C42, HM47, E121, M12, BC 12, E10, HM1

MVC on Garth Road

April 15, 2017

Earlysville's C-Crew started its Saturday early at 0748 with a motor vehicle crash on Garth Road at Liberty Mills Lane.  Engine 41 arrived to find two vehicles involved with one overturned down a steep embankment with all subjects out of the vehicles.  Engine 41 handled patient care, controlled hazards and assisted ACPD with traffic control while the vehicles were removed.  Medic 8 transported one patient to UVA.

Brush Fire on Free Union Rd

March 21, 2017

At 15:03 Career staff were called out to a smoke investigation on Free Union Road which turned out to be a 2 - 3 acre brush fire.  A line was cut around the fire and it was extinguished. B shift volunteer crew took over and relieved the career staff at 18:00 to complete an extensive mop up lasting another 2 hours.

Never Leave Self Cleaning Ovens Unattended

March 11, 2017

At 20.48 we were called to a report of smoke in a structure.  Engine 45 was first on scene to a 2 story residential.  We found that the cause was from an oven that was turned to self-cleaning mode that was left unattended.  The heat was so intense that the oven door shattered and the surrounding wood started to burn filling the house with smoke.  The Oven was removed, the house ventilated free of smoke and further investigation carried out in case of further hot spots.  

A lesson that self cleaning ovens should never be left unattended!

MVA on Simmons Gap road

June 04, 2016

Dispatched for an MVA on Simmons Gap road with a possible entrapment and downed power lines.  Arrived on scene at 17:16 to find two struck power poles, asphalt/wires on fire and a silver SUV off the road with no entrapment.  We provided patient care, controlled traffic for the power company and monitored the electrical fire until it was extinguished by the rain.

MVA on Buck Mountain Road

June 03, 2016

Arrived on scene at 22:20 to find a single vehicle blocking both lanes on Buck Mountain road.  Engine 41 stayed on scene to assist PD with road closure and lighting.  

MVC In the Area of 5514 Free Union Rd

April 29, 2016

At 0542 hours on April 29, 2016, multiple units from the county were dispatched for reports of a commercial structure fire in Hollymead's first due. While returning from the fire, the crew was dispatched for a head on motor vehicle collision on Free Union Road. Upon arrival, they found a car and a school bus in the roadway. Luckily, there were no children on board. Both drivers were transported to the hospital.

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