3 alarm fire in Roanoke, Va

Roanoke’s Bravest responded to what would become a 3rd alarm fire on 10th Street NW last night. It’s the 2nd multi-alarm fire within the city limits in as many months…. read

A vision of calm in the midst of hell

Last night’s fire would empty every firehouse in the city causing the Department to “call back” members for duty. Typically, those members “called back” will staff “reserve” apparatus and place stations back in service.

Roanoke Fire/EMS operates with 11 Engine Companies, 4 Ladders, 8 Medic Units, 2 Battalion Chiefs and an EMS Supervisor which would have put 64 members on scene.

Local news sources report that over 200 residents were without power at one point and the blaze caused backups and delays on Interstate 581.

Two firefighters received what is being described as “minor” injuries while others were treated for heat related injuries.

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Captain Wines

  • C. Sheets

    Capt! We were headed to fill Station 5 with an engine from Vinton when we got diverted to the fire. Ended up emptying the hose bed of 5″ putting 1200 feet on the ground from 10th St/Foredt Hill. City E14 laid from the scene to us to increase water supply to the fire. The City folks did an emazing job! Even let us Vinton boys help out. Travel safe!

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