.::. Volunteers, Protecting Your Dreams

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Troutville Fire has pictures and some information on the Brush fire in Blue Ridge. The Roanoke Times has a new article as well. .::. Volunteers, Protecting Your Dreams:

Blue Ridge Brush Fire

At approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday afternoon Montvale Fire Department was dispatched to Quarry Road for a reported brush fire. Montvale units arrived to find a fast spreading brush fire moving quickly up the mountain side. Mutual Aid was requested from Blue Ridge to respond along with Buchanan who was to report to the Parkway where the head of the fire was traveling. As the fire began to spread rapidly due to high winds and other weather factors, Dispatch set off an all call to all Fire Departments to get crews together at their stations. Company 2 responded Truck 2, our newest apparatus which was designed with this sort of call in mind, with 5 firefighters to assist in containment. Truck 2 was assigned on Quarry Road to protect a structure until the fire threatening it was contained. Truck 2’s crew continued to stay on scene until 10:30 P.M when another Troutville crew was organized and sent to relieve them. Troutville crews stayed on scene throughout the night until released by incident command at 5:30 am Sunday morning. (Read More)

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