High Point Fire District News

Structure Fire on Highway 9

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At 1:14 PM on April 18, 2014 High Point Fire District responded to a structure fire near 24646 Highway 9, Mt. Croghan. Firefighters arrived to find a modular home with the roof completely burnt off and the front rooms fully engulfed in flames. The first arriving engine attacked the fire with its deck gun while firefighters deployed a hose line and attempted to enter the home. Firefighters quickly discovered that the homes floor was too damaged to support their weight. The incident commander then ordered a “surround and drown” operation and request assistance from the Ruby Mt.Croghan Fire Department. A portable water tank, known as a drop tank, was set up and a tanker shuttle was used to bring water from a hydrant at the intersection of Highway 9 and Mills Road. Ruby Mt.Croghan firefighters arrived and deployed a second hose line while a High Point brush truck sprayed a water and foam mixture into the home. Firefighters used an estimated 10,000 gallons for water to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

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