At 1355 hours on Friday June 24th, Company 13, Engines 71, 121 (Stonewood VFD), and 81 (Reynoldsville VFD) along with HCES were alerted for a Structure Fire on Summit Park Avenue in the area of Flint Street in Summit Park. Truck 7 staffed with 4 personnel responded in under 2 minutes with Tanker 7 staffed with an additional 2 personnel closely following. Enroute, Truck 7 noticed a column of smoke visible from Route 50 and added Engine 111 (Spelter VFD) to the assignment. Truck 7 arrived on scene with a Working Fire to find a confirmed vacant 3-story dwelling surrounded by overgrown grass and vegetation fully involved. The fire was in close proximity to CSX train tracks and the notification was made to CSX to shut down all rail road traffic. Truck 7 acted as a quint and placed a 1 3/4” cross lay in service and laid 4” LDH to a nearby hydrant for water supply. Crews began a defensive attack with the structure collapsing shortly after arrival. Engines 123, 81, and 111 provided manpower for fire suppression and overhaul. With the heat index over 100 degrees, no injuries were reported. Units returned home at 1634 hours. Lt. E. McClain held command.
At 2012 hours on Saturday June 25th, Engine 71 was alerted for an Engine Transfer to Barbour County Station 4 (Philippi VFD). Engine 71 responded with 3 personnel. Prior to arriving at Station 4, Engine 71 was requested to the scene of a Working Structure Fire on St. John’s Road in Moatsville authority of Chief 4. Philippi, Belington, Junior, and Fellowsville VFDs and Barbour County EMS arrived on scene to find a single-wide trailer with multiple additions fully involved. Due to the heat and extensive overhaul needed, Chief 4 requested Upshur County Co. 6 (Warren District) and Randolph County Rescue 44 (Coalton VFD) be added to the call as well for additional manpower and water supply. Engine 71 assisted with fire suppression, overhaul, and water supply before returning home at 2345 hours.