Afternoon Garage Fire in the 2-11 Box
By Mechanicsville Volunteers
May 4, 2023

At 1657 hours, Company 2 and surrounding companies were alerted to Baptist Church Road in the area of Stanton Way for a garage fire threatening a home. Engine 23 w/4, Tanker 2 w/2, Tanker 224(AFC Raley) w/4, and Rescue Squad 2(Lt. Senatore) w/4 and the Fire Chief all made the response at dispatch.

Engine 23 arrived first to find a 40 x 20 detached garage well involved, a car on fire outside the garage, and possible extension to a single family home. The crew deployed the 2” attack line and begin extinguishment. Tanker 2 and 224 arrived and set up for water supply operations.

Squad 2, Truck 7, and Truck 1 arrived and went to work assisting the engine companies with opening up.

Units had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 20 minutes.

Chief 2A held the Mechanicsville Command.

Units: Engine 23, Tanker 2, Tanker 224, Rescue Squad 2, Chief 2, Chief 2A
Mutual Aid: Engine Companies 72, 1002, 1015, Tankers 74, 1002, 51, 14, Truck Companies 7, and 1, Squad 5, Water Supply 5, Ambulance 29