Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Appliance Store Fire Ruled Accidental

On March 16th at 1318 hours, Q-17, E-20, Q-21, E-6, R-1, Safety 2, and BC-3 were dispatched to the intersection of Hull Street and Midlothian Turnpike for a reported building fire.  The Department of Emergency Communications received several calls indicating that smoke and flames were visible from the building.  Q-17 arrived on scene reporting a single story commercial building with heavy smoke showing from the A side of the structure.  Once the working fire was declared, Q-22, Air Light 11, and BC 1 were added to the assignment.  The fire damage was contained to the original structure within the strip mall.  A nearby business did receive minor smoke damage.  The fire was brought under control at 1341 hours.  The fire building was located in the 2600 block of Midlothian Turnpike.

Fire investigators have ruled the fire to be electrical, accidental in nature.  The business sustained a $30,000 loss.