At approximately 1745 on July 30th, 2019 the tones were activated for an Outside Fire in the area of the 28800 Block of Horseshoe Road cross street Raccoon Ford Road. Dispatch alerted responding units that it was a large fire in a field with potential farm equipment involved. Chief 21 arrived on scene first with reports of substantial fire conditions in a lower field with limited access. Chief 21 gained access to the lower fields with assistance from the homeowner and reported a large hay field fire with 1 piece of equipment involved. Chief 21 assumed command and acted quickly to request additional units to respond with Tankers and Brush Trucks. Brush 21 and Support 21 were the 1st arriving suppression pieces and placed an aggressive attack on the progressing fire and extinguished before reaching adjoined fields. Thanks to all companies and personnel that came out to assist. Command terminated just before 2000.
If you plan to have any open fires after the hours of 4pm, please call
Orange County Dispatch at 540-672-1234 to report it.
If the FIRE is out of your CONTROL, call 911!!!
Station 21 units were assisting with a controlled burn.
Photos provided by Joseph Tate.
Auto vs. Semi Accident
May 25th, 2018
Station 21 units were dispatched to the area of Constitution Highway and Mine Run Road for an overturned Semi of the road way with possibly injuries and other vehicles on scene at approx. 0640 hours. Medic 21 arrived on scene to report that there was 1 semi overturned and 1 small car involved. No major injuries occurred. Medic 21 and Support 21 stayed on scene about 6 hours to assist in the removal of the truck from the road way by heavy wreckers.
Photos provided by Joseph Tate.
Busy Day of Vehicle Fires
May 20th, 2018
Station 21 units were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the area of RT20 and Autumn Lane at approx. 0230 hours. Units arrived to find a single pickup truck fully involved.
Station 21 units were dispatched to a 2nd vehicle fire for the day in the area of RT522 and Post Oak Lane at approx. 1530 hours. Thanks to the Mineral VFD Brush-2 for spotting the incident and assisting to contain the fire.
Photos provided by Brandon Kidwell
Member Training- Basic Pump Operations
May 10th, 2018
Members met to go over general pump operations along with flowing some water. Thanks to Orange County Fire and EMS for joining us and bringing Engine 21 to the training.
Photo(s) provided by Brandon Kidwell
May 1st, 2018
Members assisted to extinguish a brush fire in the area of Germanna Highway and Somerset Ridge Road along with several other departments from the county.
Photo provided by Ashlee Middleton
Members meet up at the firehouse to clean hoses and apparatus after a busy week of running calls around the county. Pictured here is Brook Altman and Doug Wilson.
Photo provided by Brandon Kidwell
Structure Fire off Tower Road
March 15th, 2018
On the evening of March 15th, 2018 the career personnel at Station 21-A were alerted by a citizen at the station door of a possible structure fire in the vicinity of Independence Road and Tower Road. The career personnel quickly reacted to the alert and assessed the situation to discover an active fire in a single family home that was under construction. The career staff did an excellent job to request additional units from the county immediately and filled the assignment. Engine 21 was 1st on scene with significant fire conditions on the rear of the home. The fire was knocked down quickly with the assistance of volunteers and career personnel from Orange County and Spotsylvania County. Crews were on scene for numerous hours to ensure the fire was completely extinguished.
Engine 21 was on display for public viewing and recruitment information, Firefighter Alex Campbell, in full gear, shows equipment needed to fight fire safely. Those that have the time to volunteer can call the office of the Orange County Fire and EMS at 540.672.7044 for more information about the departments and contact information. Application to be a Mine Run Firefighter can be found on this site under our membership page.