Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched 1249 Wednesday 4 January 2012 automatic aid to a reported structure fire on Canteberry Lane in the Waterford Oaks subdivision of the Town of Smithfield. Carrollton VFD units Engine-10, Quint-10, Chief-10, and Squad-10 responded initially to join the first due Smithfield VFD units Engine-53, Engine-51, Heavy Rescue-50, Support-50, Brush-51 and Truck-51. Law enforcement unit on scene reported fire in the garage portion of a two story brick residence with all occupants and pets out of the building. SVFD Chief Jason Stallings arrived, reported heavy smoke coming from the garage and assumed Incident Command. SVFD crews deployed two hose lines with water supplied from a hydrant in front of the house and commenced the fire attack. Dominion Power was requested to secure power to the structure and Red Cross was notified. At 1308 heavy fire was reported on the second floor, in the attic and also coming through the roof as SVFD crews continued an aggressive fire attack. Upon arrival, Carrollton E-10 crew was designated as the Rapid Intervention Team and Q-10 was positioned in an adjoining driveway with aerial ladder deployed in case another elevated stream was needed. E-10 crew was then assigned overhaul duty and to check for fire extension on the second floor of the house until having to exit the building to replace air cylinders. E-10 crew then reentered the building on the first floor to continue overhaul operations. S-10 crew was positioned nearby for rehabilitation operations. Carrollton VFD Chief Joel Acree and ES Director Rusty Chase assisted the Incident Commander in requesting and assigning replacement fire protection coverage in northern Isle of Wight County. Chuckatuck VFD Engine-9 arrived on scene at 1329 for mutual aid support and Windsor VFD was requested to backfill Station-50 with Engine-41 and Support-40 arriving there at 1359. Suffolk Engine-5 also arrived at Station-10 about this same time for backfill. Carrollton VFD unit Rescue-10 was also staged at Smithfield Plaza to respond if needed. The incident commander reported all units and personnel accounted for at 1351 with fire suppression operations continuing within the structure. Red Cross unit arrived at 1423 to provide shelter and assistance to the occupants of the residence. Overhaul operations continued until 1653 when the fire was reported out and all units were cleared from the scene. VSP arson investigator declared the fire accidental.


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