Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Richmond Handles Truck Fire at Busy Intersection

On Monday August 2nd at 1535 hours, the Department of Emergency Communications was flooded with 911 calls for a tractor trailer on fire at Belvidere and Broad Street. Quint 5 responded finding a tractor trailer with the engine compartment heavily involved in fire. Quint 5 took a hydrant at the intersection as they deployed an 1¾" handline for for fire attack. The fire was marked under control at 1600 hours. The cause of the fire was due to a mechanical malfunction.