Woman charged with arson
A Chesterfield Fire Marshal and county police arrested Chester resident Staci D. Austin, 46, on March 29 and charged her with one count of arson for a March 17 two-alarm fire at Interstate Inn in the 2100 block of Indian Hill Road. Austin is being held at the Chesterfield... Read more
One person who received life-threatening injuries and three police officers who suffered smoke inhalation were transported to a hospital after a fire raged Sunday night at the Interstate Inn hotel in the 2100 block of Indian Hill Road. Officials said 33 people were displaced, including 26 adults and seven... Read more
Firefighters from Harrowgate, Dutch Gap and Chester fire stations responded Monday, March 11, to Interstate 95 for multiple brush fires between Woods Edge Road and Route 10. Chesterfield Fire and EMS spokesman Jason Elmore said the fires were most likely caused by a vehicle throwing sparks while driving. There... Read more
Chesterfield Fire and EMS responded around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, to the 11800 block of Lewis Road for a fire at the Ingenco building, where methane from the landfill is converted into electricity at the Shoosmith Bros. complex. A warehouse building had fire and smoke conditions when firefighters... Read more
Ettrick store burns, firefighter injured
One firefighter was injured while battling a fire in the 21100 block of Chesterfield Ave on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Smoke showing from the roof of Virginia’s Best Mart Grocery Store at 21113 Chesterfield Ave. was reported around 11:50 a.m. “Occupants of the building self-evacuated,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS Lt.... Read more
Firefighter injured, seven displaced
CHESTER – Flames from a Jan. 22 vehicle fire in the 2300 block of Buena Vista Blvd. quickly spread. “It all began around 9:01 a.m.,” Chesterfield Fire and EMS Lt. Jason Elmore said. “The vehicle fire spread to two houses.” Officials said that one house sustained exterior damage and... Read more
Horse rescued by firefighters
A 35-year-old Polish Arabian horse named Tigre was down in his stall, in the 7900 block of Cogbill Road, and the owner and vet had done everything possible to get him up, Chesterfield firefighters and a large animal special rescue team was soon on the way to help. It... Read more
Local awareness campaign promoted after near misses
Roadway dangers are something first responders face each time they are on the scene of an incident or travel to and from one. This danger was brought to light once again with a rash of recent near misses involving local rescue and law enforcement personnel. To bring awareness of... Read more
GoFundMe page set up for family of nine displaced by fire
ABOVE: Russell and Theanea Boesma Two adults and seven children escaped a fire that ravaged their home Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the 300 block of Silverdust Place. A call came into emergency communications at 2:57 p.m. Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said crews found heavy fire... Read more
Dog dies in Chester house fire
A dog perished in a house fire in the 4200 block of Laurel Oak Road on Nov. 20. A call came into emergency communications at 3:04 p.m., fire officials said. Crews arrived on scene to find heavy fire coming from the home. A vehicle in the driveway was scorched... Read more