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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Roanoke Firefighters on once again Photo Story on the Radar Fire at 2752 Shenandoah can be viewed HERE.
Great job by all who were on scene. It seemed to be a smooth operation, but then again what else would be expected by the guys on B- Shift.

FF/PM Dennis Hayes on a 2 1/2" attack line.

This is what Roanoke Fire-EMS reported about the fire:

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a commercial fire on September 21, 2005 at 2762 Shenandoah Ave., RADAR.
The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 4:10 p.m. The response of four Engines, two Ladder trucks, two Medic units, one EMS Captain, one Administrative Chief, the Fire Marshal, one Investigative Unit, the Education Information Specialist & two Battalion Chiefs for a total of 28 personnel were involved in the fire. The fire was under control at 4:42 p.m.
Upon arrival fire crews found heavy smoke and fire showing from the garage of the RADAR building. Fire personnel quickly and aggressively doused the flames and ventilated the building. There was heavy smoke and heat damage in the garage area of the building and minimal smoke damage in the administrative portion of the business.
One worker was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, but did not need to be transported to the hospital. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS personnel.
The fire started in a van housed in one of the garage bays. The cause is still under investigation. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately one million dollars

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