Incidents

November 2016

Dulles Town Center Mall Structure Fire Response

November 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Just before 4:00pm on Saturday units from Ashburn Volunteer Fire Rescue Department, Sterling Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, and Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad were alerted for a fire at Dulles Town Center.  A Loudoun County Fire Marshal was already in the mall at the time of the call and located light smoke in one of the stores. Engine 624 arrived quickly and began the investigation, joined by Engines 622, 606, and Truck 606. Battalion 601 arrived and established command. Engine 618 investigated a neighboring store, while Engine 611 established the Initial RIT and Tower 611 checked the roof for possible HVAC issues. [...]

Fatal Accident at Loudoun County Pkwy and Gloucester Blvd

November 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Shortly after 1:00am on November 25th, Ashburn and Sterling units were alerted for an auto accident with injuries and person ejected.   One involved vehicle had four passengers with injuries —adults age 26 and 27 and children age 3 and 5— ranging from minor to serious and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. A fifth passenger, a woman, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died later Friday morning. The 3-year-old was not in a child safety seat and was ejected from the vehicle in the crash. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Virgina State Police continue to [...]

Wardlaw Terrace Fire Caused by Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials

November 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

On Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 06:24 am, 911 received a call reporting a structure fire on Wardlaw Terrace in Ashburn.  The caller advised that the rear of a neighbor’s house was on fire.  Units were dispatched from Ashburn, Lansdowne, Leesburg Fire, Moorefield, Sterling Fire, Battalion Chief 601 & 603, AC606, SAF600 and EMS601.  The first unit arrived on the scene and reported a 4-story “stacked condominium” with nothing showing from the front of the structure.  Upon further investigation, moderate smoke conditions were located on the third floor.  A Level 1 RIT was requested bringing units from Arcola, Dulles South, and additional units from Ashburn and Moorefield.  [...]

Vacant Home Fire

November 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just after 6:00am on November 22, 2016, Ashburn and other stations responded for a structure fire near Belmont Ridge Road and Gloucester Parkway. The house was abandoned. Dry and windy conditions allowed some small spots of brush to be ignited, which crews quickly extinguished.  Due to the advanced state of the fire and deteriorated conditions inside the home, crews initiated a defensive fire attack from outside the home.  A significant collapse of the structure made any interior entry unsafe for firefighters.   The fire was extinguished approximately twenty minutes after initial fire and rescue crews arrived although they remained on scene for two hours extinguishing [...]

October 2016

Truck 6 on 2 Car Crash with Extrication

October 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

At approximately 1810 hours on October 28th, Truck Co 6 came across a 2 car crash with entrapment along Ashburn Rd.  Truck 6 called for the rest of the assignment, stabilized the vehicle, and had the patient extricated within 5 minutes. Units: T606, E623, A623, EMS601,  BC601, A606, M622

Garage Fire on Bristow Circle

October 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

At approximately 11:08 hours on Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1st Battalion units were dispatched for a dwelling fire in the 44100 block of Bristow Circle in Ashburn, VA.  Initial units arrived to find a 2 story, single family dwelling with fire showing from the garage.  Engine 606 grabbed their own plug at the end of the cul-de-sac and stretched to the attached garage.  Truck 606 split their crew with the officer and bar man making entry, searching, and checking for extension from the garage area into the kitchen area while the outside crew threw ladders and opened up in the garage.  Engine 622 grabbed a second plug and stretched the 2nd [...]

Single Vehicle Rollover on Gloucester

October 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shortly after midnight last night, Truck Company 6 and Medic 6 were dispatched and first arriving to an accident with rollover/injury on Gloucester Parkway. Three passengers in the car were transported to area hospitals for treatment. Engine 6 was later added to secure a landing zone for AirCare 3 for a patient fly-out. Strong work from the crew on services rendered!             

House Fire at Augusta and Backwater Drive in Sterling

October 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Truck Company 6 was dispatched to Augusta and Backwater Dr. in Sterling for the reported dwelling fire on October 5, 2016.  Initial units arrived on scene to find a 2-story single family dwelling with fire showing from the garage, with extension into the 2nd floor and attic. Tower 6 arrived and was tasked with opening up the 2nd floor and attic space for the engine crews.  All fire was extinguished and units  were held for extension overhaul. Photo credit by Mr. Payne of Sterling VFC        

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