ABLAZE IN AMISSVILLE

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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.”

BY ARTHUR CANDENQUIS­T

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