ABLAZE IN AMISSVILLE
Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue received a call for a motor vehicle accident on April 6 with the vehicle on fire at 14521 Lee Highway. Attack-3, Tanker-3, Medic-3, Rescue Engine-3 and Tanker-1 responded, according to Scott Chamberlin, Amissville’s assistant chief. Upon arrival Attack-3 found a FedEx vehicle fully engulfed in fire after having left the roadway and striking a ditch. The fire was extending down the ditch line and into the front yard of the residence threatening two parked vehicles. Attack-3 and Tanker-3 extinguished the vehicle fire and Attack-3 then extinguished the grass fire protecting the exposures. Rescue Engine-3 was used to open the doors to the FedEx truck and overhaul of the vehicle was completed. Tanker 1 personnel assisted in the extinguishment. There were no injuries sustained by the unidentified driver and all units returned to service in about an hour.
Nikki Mendicino, of FedEx Ground Public Relations, said by email April 12: “We are thankful there were no injuries during last week’s vehicle fire in Amissville and that most of the packages were successfully retrieved and delivered. Customers with questions about their shipments can track their packages on fedex.com or call 1- 800-GO-FEDEX.”