Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Camper Fire on 95 Ties up Traffic for Hours

On April 6 at 1546 Richmond 911 was flooded with calls for a fire on Interstate 95 involving a camper. Q-21, Foam 21 and Foam/Tanker 8 were dispatched to I-95 north just south of the Maury Street exit. Quint 21 arrived on scene with a large camper well involved. Foam 21 set up for foam application operations as Foam/Tanker 8 supplied water. Members of Q-21 placed a ground ladder in service to combat the flames as a several handlines were placed in service. Members battled the blaze in 93 degree temperature.

Additional units were added to the call bringing in Foam/Tanker 24 and Chesterfield to assist. Traffic on 95 North was closed for several hours and one lane south was closed. Units worked with Virginia State Police to open one lane about 2 hours into the incident.