Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Early Morning House Fire in Richmond

At 0544 on April 20th, Richmond 911 was alerted to a fire in the 2300-block of Summer Hill Avenue on the City’s southside. Q-21, Q-22, E-17, Q-23, Rescue 3, Safety 2 and BC-3 were dispatched. Q-21 arrived on scene with a 2 story masonry constructed house heavily involved in fire and immediately placed a 2½ handline in service. Q-22 arrived on scene and prepared for defensive operations. E-17 and Q-23 placed handlines in service also and controlled utilities. While units were combating the fire the C-side of the house collapsed.

All RFD units were accounted for and the fire was brought under control at 0622 hours. Fire units remained on scene assisting the fire investigators and building officials until 1100 hours. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.