Possible Airplane Crash
The evening of Thursday, December 6, 2012, at approximately 7:00pm, the department was dispatched for a possible plane crash in the Hebron/Gambetta Road area. The fire department assisted Virginia State Police, Carroll Sheriff’s Department, and multiple Carroll Rescue agencies in searching for the plane. The agencies also searched the Iron Ridge Road area. The search continued for over a half an hour. The department spoke with the complainant, but they were unable to locate any downed aircraft. Local airports had no reports of any planes in distress or emergency signals activated in the region.
Investigation at U.S. Cellular
The department was dispatched for a possible electrical fire on Monday, December 10, 2012, at 11:17am, at U.S. Cellular in the Walmart Shopping Center. The department found a strong electrical odor in the building. Upon further investigation, it was determined to be coming from a faulty breaker. No fire or smoke damage was reported. U.S. Cellular notified an electrician. The department remained on scene for approximately twenty minutes.
Skull Camp Trailer Fire
On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 1:44am, the department was dispatched to assist Skull Camp Station 72 with a working trailer fire on Tiger Lily Lane in Low Gap. Engine 2 and Tanker 10 responded. Members assisted in extinguishing and overhauling the fire. No injuries were reported. The department remained on scene for approximately one hour.
Garage Fire on South Main
On Friday, December 14, 2012, a fire officer was returning to town with a guest speaker around 7:30pm, when he noticed a garage on fire at 1100 S Main Street (beside Pipers Gap Road). Tones were set for a structure fire, with flames showing in the rear of the building. Upon Engine 1’s arrival, crews pulled two attack lines. The fire was extinguished quickly, and the building sustained only minor damage. The building was occupied by Blue Ridge Tire. No injuries were reported. The department remained on scene for just over a half an hour.
Hillsville Structure/Vehicle Fire
The department was dispatched at 11:12pm, on Saturday, December 15, 2012, to assist Hillsville Fire with a possible structure fire at 796 Apache Road in Woodlawn. Hillsville Fire officer advised that Galax units would be the first on scene. Upon arrival, fire officer reported a vehicle on fire in a small structure. Subjects were working on a 1965 Jeep J200, when the fire accidentally began. One of the subjects did receive minor burns to his right arm (also burned his coveralls). He was treated at the scene by EMS. James Harrell, the owner of the vehicle, was trying to extinguish the blaze with a garden hose. Engine 2’s crew used one attack line to extinguish the blaze. The department remained on scene for approximately forty-five minutes.