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Busy “Box” night for Crew #2

January 20th was quite a busy night for Crew 2 for the Leesburg Volunteer’s. From the moment they walked into the station, they were dispatched out for a call. For the next 10 hours, a combination of Fire Alarms, Inside Gas leaks and a total of 3 Structure fire calls were ran.

The last Structure fire was at 715 Children’s Center Road (Monroe Tech). Numerous callers advised flames shooting 30-40 feet in the air from the back of the school, extending into the school. Units from LVFC and Ashburn were in the middle of an inside gas leak call at Wegmans in Leesburg when the structure fire call was dispatched. Upon not finding anything at Wegmans, all units proceeded to the structure fire at Monroe tech. Rescue 620 was the first unit on the scene as they were still AIQ. R620 marked on the scene with smoke and small fire from the rear of the structure. Upon further investigation, six acetylene tanks were found compromised toward the back of the school. It was a long evening for all units on the scene doing roof work and securing the tanks in the back of the structure but ended up just being a big outside fire with some extension to the rear. The last unit, truck 620, cleared the scene around 5 AM. No injuries were reported just a significant amount of property damage.

To top off the morning, around 5AM, as units were clearing, a Hazmat was dispatched at Lansdowne Hospital, but did not involve units from LVFC. Long night, long morning, but that’s what we’re here for.

For all the structure fire calls, Volunteer units from Leesburg, Ashburn, Purcellville, Hamilton, Sterling and the surrounding areas all pitched in and worked well together. Many units from LCFR and Fairfax were also involved.

Fire from the back of Monroe.

Storms cause Multiple Incidents in 1st Battalion

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On the evening of May 2nd, Storms rolled thru the area that reeked havoc on the area. The men of Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company were staffed with 24 personnel between Fire Stations 1 & 20. The evening began with a box alarm being dispatched in the 06 box area. Truck & Rescue Company 20 took in the assignment. As the storms rolled thru, an additional box alarm was sounded in the 06 box. Engine Co. 20, as well as Engine & Truck Co. 1 turned out with 13 volunteers. Fire was reported from the eves of the roof of a single family home. Truck Co. 20 cleared the initial box alarm and responded on the 2nd box. Truck Co. 20 arrived to take 1st due Truck, followed by additional units from Ashburn and Sterling. Engine 20 arrived to take the 4th due assignment, as Truck Co. 1 arrived to take the 3rd Truck assignment. Fire was contained quickly by initial arriving units, and Truck Co. 1 / Engine Co. 20 cleared. While returning to Leesburg, a third box alarm was sounded in the 24 box. Engine Co. 1, Engine Co. 20, Truck Co. 1, & Rescue Co. 20 were due on the assignment. Units arrived to find no fire, and quickly returned to service. Units continued to answer regular as well as weather related emergencies all throughout the night and early morning.
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Truck & Rescue Co. 20 take in 2 Box Alarms in the 2nd Battalion

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On the evening of Monday, February 1st, the 1st alarm was sounded in a 02 box. Truck & Rescue Co. 20 responded with 9 men. Shortly after 2100 hrs, returning from the first box, Communications sounded the 1st alarm for box 0211K for a building fire in the 18000 block of Lincoln Rd. Truck & Rescue Co. 20, as well as Engine Co. 1 responded on the first alarm, joined with Engine Co. 20 & Asst. Chief 1 due on the Level I working fire assignment. Crews from Truck & Rescue Co. 20 worked into the early morning hours to contain the fire.

Pictured below members of Truck Co. 20 after the Lincoln Rd Fire.
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