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For the 2nd day in a row, Roanoke’s Bravest have struck a 2nd Alarm.

Last night’s blaze was located in an apartment building on Westover Ave. in the South West section of the city. The incident occurred around 10:15pm on B-shift.

See Thursday’s downtown 2nd alarm fire HERE

Ladder 7 was first in with heavy fire and smoke showing from the 3rd floor. The 2nd alarm was immediately struck. The 2nd alarm brought all 4 ladders and nearly 40 firefighters to the scene.

No firefighters were injured but 2 civilians were transported in stable condition.

Photo by Drew Abel

One of the injured was trapped in a 3rd floor bathroom.

An “unknown” firefighter had reached the bathroom window and taken the glass from a ground ladder as members from “Lucky”  Engine Company #13 arrived on the interior. Although blackened with smoke and soot, the victim was conscious and communicating with the firefighter on the ladder.

Firefighter / EMT Brian Reager was the first to reach the man on the interior and determined his status. Captain Phil “Triple D” Dillon quickly decided that the best means of egress was through the interior. Assisted by Firefighter / Medic Dennis Hayes, the 3 members quickly and safely escorted the man to awaiting medics for treatment / transport.


A second person was also transported in stable condition with reports of 1st degree burns and smoke inhalation.

See Local news coverage  HERE  and   HERE  .

Also visit  VAFIRENEWS.COM  for more pictures of the incident. Brother Drew Abel (from Station #3-A) must live close by and was able to grab some great shots.

“WELL  DONE”  to all the Brothers and Sisters on B-shift for another quick knock down and safe operation.

Stay Safe and In House!

Captain Wines