Call Summary, Nov 24 – 30, 2013
Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the following calls between November 24 and 30, 2013:
66 Medical Calls
3 Brush Fires
10 Motor Vehicle Collisions
1 Vehicle Fire
5 Fire Alarms
1 Smell of Smoke
2 Structure Fires
1 Chimney Fire
On November 26, at approximately 12:40am, GVFRS responded to a report of a structure fire on Shell Rd. Initial information stated that the fence next to the house was on fire. Upon arrival, the structure was found to be a duplex with heavy fire was showing from one side of the house. An attached garage and a detached garage were severely damaged in the fire, and there was also some damage to the first and second floors of one of the duplexes. The siding on the exterior of a neighbor’s house was also melted by the fire. There were occupants home at the time of the fire, and were able to get out without any injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. GVFRS had 5 engines, 1 tanker, 1 ambulance, and approximately 20 members on scene. Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Lower King and Queen Volunteer Fire Department each responded mutual aid with a tanker. Lieutenant Andy Nazak was in command.
On the evening on November 27, GVFRS responded to a report of a structure fire on Indian Rd. Upon arrival, a shed-type building was found to be fully involved. The homeowner saw the flames and called 911. There were no injuries, however the pigs that were living in the shed all died. The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature. The damage was contained to the structure, which was a total loss. GVFRS had 4 engines, 1 tanker, 1 ambulance, and approximately 15 member on scene. Captain Jim Gilsinan was in command.