Friday, November 20, 2009

Churchill fire sends 9 to the hospital.

On November 18, at 0831 Richmond Emergency Communications received numerous calls for an apartment fire in the 1300 block of Coalter Street. Initial calls indicated that several people were possibly trapped inside. Quint 11 arrived on scene with a 3-story apartment building with heavy smoke showing from the C side. Crews entered the building and discovered a downstairs apartment well involved in fire. 

Quint 11 launched an aggressive interior fire attack. The fire was contained to one unit of the building, although nine other units received smoke damage. The fire was marked under control in about 30 minutes. A total of 19 people were seen by Fire and EMS personnel, of those nine were transported to an area hospital. 

The fire caused $100,000 in damage and the investigation team has ruled it as accidental.