Thursday, July 26, 2012

Small Fire in Bell Tower/Capitol Grounds

Just after noon on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012, Richmond Firefighters were called to 101 N. 9th street, The Capitol Grounds, for what was initially reported as a building fire. Firefighters arrived at the address of the Bell Tower that sits at the intersection of E. Franklin and N. 9th streets. Some wooden areas beneath the roof of the tower began to smolder after contractors had performed some renovation work. Firefighters removed charred material and remained on scene for an extended period of time ensuring the areas were wet down.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2nd Alarm; Westover Hills Blvd.

Just after 11AM on July 2nd, 2012, Richmond Fire was summoned to the 600 block of Westover Hills Blvd for reports of a building fire. Engine 17 arrived on scene to report a three story, brick, apartment building with smoke venting from a 3rd floor apartment and the roof line. Firefighters initially experienced some difficulty locating the fire which later was determined to have started in a wall between two apartments on the bottom level. For the second time in a week, a 2nd Alarm was transmitted as firefighters worked in elevated outside temperatures for an extended period of time. All occupants evacuated the building safely and no injuries were reported by any civilians or emergency personnel on scene. The GRTC Transit System provided an air-conditioned bus for firefighter rehab while the Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross worked with Property Management to assist any displaced occupants.

2 Alarm Fire on E. Main St.

Just before noon on June 27th, 2012, Richmond Firefighters were called to the 500 block of E. Main Street for reports of a building fire. Upon arriving on scene, Engine 5 reported a two story brick commercial structure with smoke venting from the second floor. There were initial reports of an individual possibly still inside the building; it was discovered that Fire Prevention personnel assisted one male to safety from an area of the building that had not yet been affected by the growing fire. A second alarm was transmitted during the incident to bring fresh resources to the scene as firefighters were operating in outside temperatures above the 90's. The greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross was requested to assist two adults.

Fireworks reminder!!

**Remember** It is a violation of the city code for any person to store, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any fireworks, except as provided in the rules and regulations issued by the fire code official for the granting of permits for supervised public display of fireworks by the jurisdiction, fair association, amusement parks and other organizations. Every such display shall be handled by an approved, competent operator.