News‎ > ‎

MVC with Vehicle on Fire

posted Mar 2, 2013, 6:23 AM by Charles Mitchell
On February 21st at 07:28, Aetna along with NCC Medic 9, was dispatched for an MVC reported with a subject not alert in the area of Thompson Station Road and Chambers Rock Road.  Engines 7-4 and 9-5 along with Ambulance A-8 all made the response.  While units were responding, a 2nd call reported that the vehicle was now on fire with the driver still inside.  Quint 2-7 (Mill Creek) was on the road and was added to the response due to the updated information.  Units began to arrive at the dispatched location and could not find anything.  They were soon advised that the crash was possibly located much farther down the road in the 1300 block of Thompson Station Road.  Medic 9 was first to arrive and confirmed the location of the 1300 block as well as the vehicle being fully involved.  7-4 and 9-5 arrived at 07:43 and a 1 3/4" hand line was deployed off of 9-5 for supression.  2-7 had a approached from the opposite direction, and that crew deployed a 2nd 1 3/4" hand line in case it was needed.  The crew from 9-5 was able to make a quick knock down of the fire.  Once the fire was extinguished it was found that the driver was still in the vehicle and obviously deceased.  Deputy 9 had command and placed the incident under control at 07:53.  Crews remained on scene for a short period of time in order to wet down the vehicle and then place their equipment back in service.  All units were clear the scene by 08:20 with the incident being turned over to NCCPD for the investigation.

Units on Scene: A-8, 7-4, 9-5, 2-7, Medic 9, and NCCPD.

Story By: Asst. Chief Daniels