Blue Mountain fire prompts a multi-county emergency response.

Wagon 1101, Tanker 1101, EMS 1101, Battalion 1101, and other Fauquier County units responded to a structure fire in Warren County in a multi-county response.

On December 9, 2021, just before 7:00 PM, Fauquier County Emergency Communications received a 9-1-1 call reporting a vehicle fire inside an attached garage in the 3800 block of Freezeland Road. The homeowner had attempted to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher but was unsuccessful. As Fauquier County began dispatching, numerous 9-1-1 calls were received from both Fauquier and Warren County. Additional Warren County units were dispatched once it was determined that the dwelling was inside Warren County.

Medic 4 of Warren County arrived on the scene and reported fire throughout the home. Engine 1105 and EMS 1101 followed shortly after, confirming the dwelling was “fully involved”. Firefighters were unable to enter the residence due to structural collapse and instability. Live electrical lines also complicated fire suppression efforts. Firefighters prevented the fire from spreading into the nearby woods and outbuilding. The cause of the fire was investigated by the Warren County Fire Marshals Office was determined to be a fire originating at the motor vehicle in a garage which spread throughout the home. The fire rendered the home uninhabitable. A female occupant and 2 children had safely evacuated the home without injury. The family received assistance from the American Red Cross Disaster Assistance Program.

Units on the run:

Engine 1 (Front Royal), Rescue Squad 1 (Front Royal), Engine 6 (Shenandoah Farms), Engine 1105 (Upperville), Wagon 1103 (Marshall), Wagon 1104 (Plains), Wagon 1101 (Warrenton), Tanker 2 (Rivermont), Tanker 5 (Shenandoah Shores), Tanker 9 (Chester Gap), Tanker 1103 (Marshall), Tanker 1101 (Warrenton), Medic 4, EMS 1101 (Fauquier Fire & Rescue), FM 4, FM 1, Battalion 1101 (Fauquier Fire & Rescue), The Bridge Community Church Canteen Unit (Warrenton, VA).

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