Busy weekend in the Fort
With the winter weather, crews responded to multiple accidents on I-79 ranging from the 117 to the 112 mile marker and a small fire on Friday evening.
At 2236 hours on Friday March 25th, Company 12 (Stonewood VFD), Engines 71, and 11 (Anmoore VFD) were alerted for a Structure Fire on Hazelwood Avenue in Stonewood. Truck 7 responded with 5 personnel in less than 3 minutes with Tanker 7 and Unit 74 responding with an additional 4 personnel. Engine 123 and Truck 7 arrived on scene to find an outbuilding fully involved with minor extension to another out building and the exterior of a single family dwelling. Units placed 1 3/4” cross lay in service and made quick work of the fire. After checking for extension inside the home, some minor ventilation, and clean up, crews returned home at 0023 hours.
After clearing the fire, Ranger 7 responded to assist Co. 1 with an unusual public service call in the Brushy Fork area. An SUV following GPS became stuck in the mud approx. 100 yards off a gravel road. Ranger 7 gained access to the vehicle, removed the occupants, and assisted in getting the vehicle unstuck.
At 0814 hours on Sunday March 27th, Companies 7, 12 (Stonewood VFD) and 19 (Anmoore EMS) were alerted for a single-vehicle accident with injuries at the 115MM SB. Rescue 124 was clearing from a previous accident at the 117MM and responded to arrive on scene first to find a pick up truck hauling a trailer in the median with the fast lane blocked. It was determined to have 4 BLS patients and 1 occupant entrapped. Squad 7 and Unit 74 arrived with 3 personnel to divert traffic into the slow lane and assist R124 with extrication by popping and removing the front passenger door. After assisting EMS with patient care, units remained on scene for traffic control as well as assisting the towing company with debris clean up before returning home at 1115 hours. Anmoore EMS and Harrison County EMS transported all 4 patients to UHC.