Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched 0925 Wednesday 13 November 2013 to respond with a tanker apparatus to a structure fire on Mill Swamp Road along Blairs Creek just west of Smithfield, Virginia. Smithfield Volunteer Fire Dept. (SVFD) Chief J. Stallings had assumed incident command and SVFD Deputy Chief J. Hackney had operations command. Carrollton VFD tanker unit Engine-21 (formerly Carrsville E-22) operated by Captain B. Hubbard responded and arrived on scene to assist with the water shuttle operation using a drop tank operated by SVFD Engine-51 and crew. Water supply Tankers from Rushmere, Chuckatuck and Windsor also assisted the shuttle operation to supply water to the two primary attack units SVFD Engines-50 and 52 on the fireground. Carrollton VFD unit Engine-10 and Chuckatuck VFD unit Engine-9 also arrived to provide additional manpower. Suffolk Station-5 provided standby unit Engine-5 at Station-10 in Carrollton and Carrollton Fire Chief J. Acree re-positioned to Station-50 in Smithfield for standby assistance. Dendron VFD provided a backfill engine at Station-30 in Rushmere and Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad crews arrived to provide rehabilitation and standby medical response. Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police units provided traffic control and fire investigation service. Local American Red Cross volunteers assisted the occupants of the home with emergency lodging and household supplies. The fire scene was turned over to the VSP fire investigator at 1347 and all units returned to their respective quarters. Carrollton VFD E-10 and Carrsville tanker E-22 (operating as Carrollton VFD E-21) returned to Station-10 in Carrollton for refuel and water resupply. All units were available by 1400.
Note: A concurrent car fire in the Carrollton district at 1015 was extinguished by Suffolk standby engine E-5 responding from Station-10 in Carrollton assisted by SVFD engine Engine-53 operated by Carrollton Fire Chief J. Acree arriving from Smithfield.

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