Vehicle into Building – W. Lee Hwy

On Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at approximately 1730 hours, Company 1 was alerted for a structure collapse at the Little Ceasers in Warrenton. Engine, Rescue Squad and Command 1 responded with 9 personnel, and on their arrival found a vehicle into the rear of a strip mall. The vehicle was actually into the Peebles Department Store which adjoins the Little Ceasers. Command was established by Command 1, crews found two people trapped in the vehicle and requested an additional medic unit. Due to the structural instability, the Collapse Rescue Team from Prince William County was requested bringing Collapse 504 and Rescue 504 with Battalion 591. Medic 1 and Medic 19 took patient care once the victims were extricated and transported one patient to Fauquier Hospital and one to the local trauma center in Fairfax, all within the first 20 minutes of the incident. Company 1 crews along with the Collapse Team remained on scene for 7 hours shoring a load-bearing wall. The business was closed for a period of time and later reopened in a limited capacity.

 

Units on the run: E1, RSQ1, CMD-1, M1, M19, RSQ504, Collapse 504, Batt.591,  Batt.1100

 

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