This is a fire from yesterday afternoon on Thornblade Circle in the Broadlands community of Loudoun County, Virginia. As you will see in the video, the videographer appears to be on side C, while the first firefighters on the scene are not visible on side A (but their water soon is). One dog was killed, another dog was badly injured and a teenaged boy apparently was able to get into the front of the house and bring a third dog to safety.
“Upon arrival there were heavy fire conditions with flames up the back of the house and through the roof,” (Battaltion Chief James) Williams explained during a brief interview on the scene.
It took about 30 minutes for firefighters to bring the fire under control, by which time the first and second floors of the single-family home were severely damaged, Williams said. Vinyl siding on the house directly next door was damaged from the radiant heat of the blaze. In addition, embers blowing in the wind ignited small fires in the wooded area adjacent to the home.
Williams said five fire stations reported to the one-alarm conflagration, including Ashburn, Moorefield Station, Lansdowne, Arcola and Dulles South.
Also on STATter911 …
- Mayday radio traffic: Two-alarm house fire in Fairfax County, Virginia. Lieutenant falls though third floor. – August 26, 2012
- Video: Hot day fells 8 firefighters at five-alarm house fire in Port Jervis, New York. – June 22, 2012
- Helmet-cam video: Three homes burn in Highland Park, Michigan. One person dead. – February 22, 2013
- Arrival video & radio traffic: House fire in Glenolden, PA. Evacuation ordered. – August 28, 2013
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