Two firefighters injured after responding to Chesterfield house fire

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Two firefighters suffered minor injuries Wednesday after responding to a Chesterfield house fire that forced crews to use portable water tanks to put it out because no fire hydrant was nearby, according to the county’s Battalion Chief Sal Luciano.

Crews responded to the 12700 block of Quailwood Road following reports of a garage fire that spread to a home in the area. When they arrived, firefighters found heavy fire coming from the roof and garage.

Firefighters had trouble getting access to the house and 18 units were called to the scene to help after crews could not find a fire hydrant close to the home, Luciano told 8News. Portable water tankers were used to help get the fire under control.

A man living in the home got out unharmed. There is no word on the cause of the fire but the house has severe damage, according to Luciano.

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