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Virginia firefighters tackle fully involved barn blaze

By BECKY ROBINETTE WRIGHT, Senior Correspondent | May 21, 2020 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 052120102


CHESTERFIELD,VA-Tones sounded on May 20 dispatching Chesterfield Fire and EMS to 26002 Pear Orchard Road at Chesterfield Berry Farm for a structure fire.

It all began at 7:40 a.m.

Responding were Engines 19,16,24,5,Trucks 7 and 9,Tankers 7,19 and 21,Medics 7,19 and 16,Tactical Safety Officer, Battalions 4 and 3.

Crews arrived on scene to a barn heavily involved with fire.

An aggressive fire attack was launched and the fire was marked under control in about 30 minutes.

Chesterfield Fire and EMS Engine 20 was deployed to Station 5 for key station coverage and Engine 15 was deployed to Station 7 for key station coverage.

Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said the barn was a maintenance storage facility. The structure and its contents were a total loss.

The Fire Marshal couldn’t determine a cause due to the amount of fire damage, Elmore said.

No injuries were reported.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.