Thursday, October 14, 2010

Early Morning Fire Ruled Accidental

On October 6 at 0826 hours Q-18, Q-12, Q-10, Q-19, R-2, BC-2 and Safety 2 were dispatched to 20 S. Nansemond Street for a reported building fire. Q-18 arrived on scene within 3 minutes and reported a 2 story office building with moderate smoke showing from the roof. Q-18 established a water supply and began an aggressive offensive attack. Q-10 Ladder the C side of the office building as Q-12 assisted with fire attack. Q-19 was assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team as R-2 performed a quick search of the fire involved building. Once the incident was declared a working fire Q-6, Q-5 and BC-1 was added to the assignment those units checked the other two businesses with in the strip mall complex. The fire was contained to the original unit but another business did receive minor smoke damage. The fire was marked under control at 0901 hours. The fire was ruled accidental, electrical in nature.