Fire officials and a fire truck crew were not injured when a reckless driver ran them off the road. Fire and medical personnel were dispatched at around 6 p.m. on May 10, to the 5700 block of Beulah Road when a Bensley Fire Station’s aerial ladder truck went off the roadway becoming stuck in a ditch.
A second fire threatened the Aleris recycling plant on May 3 around 9:30 a.m. Workers were making repairs from the first fire that erupted on April 24, when sparks from welding equipment ignited another fire. Emergency services were notified immediately and First Responders were able to arrive on scene within a few minutes of the fire beginning to spread.
Fire crews were dispatched for a fire alarm activation at 1601 Reymet Rd, Aleris Rolled Products, Inc. on April 24 at 4:22 p.m. Maintenance personnel advised fire and police units that there was a fire between the fourth and fifth floors of the furnace tower building.
Firefighters were dispatched for a house fire on April 16 in the 18500 block of Rollingside Drive at 4:22 p.m. Crews went to work battling the fire that was burning the exterior rear of the home, while another firefighter got the family dog safely out of the house.
Courthouse Road and the Rt. 288 area looked a scene from a movie on April 10 when brush fires went wild in high winds and engulfed the area. Smoke billowed up into the sky and filled the area like a thick cloud but at ground level. Motorists were stranded for awhile on Rt. 288 while fire crews battled the blaze.
Fire and medical personnel from Matoaca and Ettrick fire stations along with Virginia State Police Med-Flight, Ettrick-Matoaca Volunteer Rescue Squad, a battalion chief, a tactical safety officer and county police were dispatched on April 3 shortly before noon for a man trapped under a mammoth sized tree in the 7400 block of Pickhurst Ct.
Medic two, a unit from Manchester Fire Station, was transporting a patient from Chesterfield to VCU Medical Center, when on March 28 at 1:41 p.m., at Broad and 11th Streets, they were hit by a truck. “No one was injured,” said Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS.
Flames were quickly spreading on the front porch of a residence in the 7800 block of Little Ridge Ct. on March 15 at 4:36 a.m. A vehicle parked at the residence was also on fire. Fire and medical personnel from Manchester and Airport fire stations along with a fire marshal and county police responded.
Four adults and four children are now homeless after a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a residence at 2727 Amherst Ridge Loop near Harrowgate Road on March 9 at 12:46 p.m. The occupants that were home at the time were not injured but the driver of the vehicle was transported to a hospital.
The scene is a busy one at Enon Volunteer Fire Department as crews prepare for the possible snow event Tuesday thru Thursday of this week. “Stand by crews are lined up,” said Captain Bruce Vecchioni of Enon Volunteer Fire Department.