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Two Chesterfield firefighters injured battling fire

By BECKY ROBINETTE WRIGHT, Senior Correspondent | July 03, 2020 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 070320101


CHESTERFIELD,VA-One adult was displaced and two county firefighters injured in an overnight blaze at the 14200 block of West Salisbury Road,on July 3.

One firefighter was treated on the scene and the other was transported to a hospital. The injuries were heat related due to high humidity and temperatures and the intense fire.

It all began around 12:22 a.m. when tones sounded dispatching Engines 5,20,4,Truck 9 and 7,Medic 4,TSO,Battalions 3 and 4 and mutual aid from Powhatan Fire and Rescue. Additional units added included Engine 15,Medic 16,Shift Commander, a fire marshal and air utility.

Crews arrived on scene to find an attached garage with heavy fire extending to the home.

Captain Joe Harvey,Deputy Fire Marshal,Chesterfield Fire and EMS said the cause is under investigation.

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