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Incident Report: Hotel fire in Chesterfield County, VA

05/31/2007
Story by Becky Robinette WrightPhotos by Rob TankardOn March 21, 2007, at 2330 hours, Chesterfield County (VA) Fire and EMS received a call advising of a possible structure fire. The 911 caller said flames and smoke were coming through the roof of a motel at 2201 Indian Hills Road.Four engines, two aerial ladder trucks, the Battalion 1 chief, the Battalion 2 chief, and the tactical safety officer were initially dispatched. Engine 14 was the first on-scene and verified a one-story motel with fire visible through the roof.Another engine and Company 6 were subsequently dispatched. The mobile command post was used as a base unit.The hotel consisted of 17 units containing more than 20 occupant...

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