On Saturday, January 8th at 01:14 hours, Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services responded to Shallow Well Road in eastern Goochland for a house fire.
Engine 631 and Medic 630 from Company 3 arrived at 01:24 hours reporting a single wide mobile home with fire visible underneath and on the back side. An offensive exterior fire attack was initiated and water was supplied from three tankers on the scene. The fire spread to the interior of the home and crews made entry extinguishing the fire. The incident was marked under control at 01:53 hours. Thankfully, there were no injuries.
One occupant and his dogs were displaced and are staying with family nearby. The American Red Cross was contacted and is assisting the occupant.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal. Seventeen Fire-Rescue personnel responded. The Metro Richmond Flying Squad responded to the scene providing fire ground rehabilitation (coffee, water, snacks, etc.) and heaters for warming. It was 18 degrees outside at the time of the fire. The last unit cleared the scene at 04:00 hours. All Fire-Rescue personnel did an outstanding job on the incident scene.
Goochland County Fire-Rescue reminds every one of the value of having working smoke alarms in all homes. Lives are saved every day because of a smoke alarm. The community is encouraged to contact Fire Rescue Administration at 804-556-5304 or your local Fire Rescue Station to request a smoke alarm and Fire-Rescue will be happy to provide and install a working smoke alarm.