Weekly Call Summary February 21-27, 2016

February 21 – 27, 2016:
47 Medical Calls
6 Fire Alarms
4 Motor Vehicle Collisions
2 Public Assists
1 Burn Complaint
1 Brush Fire
1 Structure Fire

On February 27, 2016 at approximately 11:55 pm, Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to Graceland Farms Ln for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, units found smoke coming from the roof line. The fire was located on the 2nd floor of the house, just above the garage. Crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly, and the fire damage was contained to the area of origin. The cause of the fire is believed to be failure of heating equipment. There were no injuries on scene. GVFRS responded five engines, one rescue truck, one tanker, one medic unit, and approximately 23 members. Mathews Volunteer Fire Department responded for mutual aid. Captain Jim Gilsinan was in command.

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