Fire at Bishop’s Used Auto Parts Unlimited

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Special thanks to Captain A.P. Wallace for the Picture.

Tonight the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to fire at Bishop’s Used Auto Parts Unlimited located at 2012 Salem Ave. SW. Engine 3, Engine 9, Engine 5, Engine 7, Ladder 7, Ladder 1, Battalion Chief 1, Battalion Chief 2, Medic 9, Medic 3, RS-1, Chief 3, and Service Truck 2 responded for the fire. The Companies had problems obtaining decent water supply due to the poor hydrant quality in the area. An exposure was protected on side 3, 2/3 corner, as well as two vehicles on side 1 of the structure.

I arrived right behind Ladder 1 and when I got there most of the roof had already collapsed into the structure. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me. I just happened to have stopped by the Union Hall on my way home, when the fire was toned out several blocks away. I did manage to take some photos with a camera from one of the Chiefs on scene. There were some other amateur photographers on scene as well. I hope to have some pictures posted tomorrow.

The Ladder Pipe on the reserve ladder truck (121′) was used as well as numerous 2 1/2″ handlines. The deck gun was used on Engine 7.

I will have more information to follow once I receive it.

Here is the link to the Roanoke Times article. You can check out the video from WSLS here.

More photos courtesy of Captain A.P. Wallace

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