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Call history
Structure Fire
Sunday, August 1st, 2021

AFD Media Release- Spoon Gap Road Structure Fire

Tenille Montgomery


Mon 8/2, 8:34 AM

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Media Release

Contact: Tenille Montgomery, Community Relations Specialist

Phone: 276-206-3638

Email: tmontgomery@abingdon-va.gov

Structure Fire


Spoon Gap Road

On Sunday, August 1, 2021, at approximately 4:41 AM, the Abingdon Fire Department was dispatched to the 19000 block of Spoon Gap Road in reference to a residential structure fire. Upon arrival, heavy fire was observed coming from the single-family dwelling. The two occupants were able to escape. Three vehicles, parked outside the structure, also received significant fire damage. The home was deemed a total loss and the American Red Cross has been notified to assist the occupants.

Units from the Abingdon Fire Department, Green Spring Fire Department, Washington County, VA Life Saving Crew, and Washington County, VA Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

One Firefighter was transported to Johnston Memorial Hospital for a non-life-threatening injury received due to a fall.

Photos are attached.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022
The Abingdon Fire Department (AFD) was dispatched to the 200 block of Stone Mill Road for a reported Structure Fire at 1543. Washington County Fire Rescue (WCFR) was dispatched as well for automatic mutual aid.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
The Abingdon Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Village boulevard and US19 Porterfield Highway for a reported Crash with crane in a creek at 1540. Units arrived to find a crane on its passenger side in the creek leaking fluids.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
At 1009, Abingdon Fire Department was alerted to assist Washington County Fire Rescue and Goodson Kinderhook Fire Rescue on a structure fire in the 13000 Block of Rich Valley Road. Units Chief 201, Tanker 207, and Utility 210 Responded to assist WCFR and GKFR, along with Washington County Life Savin...
Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
At 1735, Abingdon Fire and Meadowview Fire were alerted to a structure fire in the 20000 Block of Colanade Drive. Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke were noted in the garage end of the residential structure.
At 1041, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident around mile marker 18 in the northbound lane of Interstate 81. Three vehicles were involved. A car involved landed upside down in a ditch. The driver was not injured and was able to climb out on her own.
Monday, January 31st, 2022
At 2244, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident on Interstate 81 near Exit 13. Three vehicles were involved. The driver of a Honda Ridgeline had to be extricated and flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center by MedFlight.
Monday, January 31st, 2022
At 1704, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a single vehicle accident on Interstate 81 at the 15.7mile marker. The vehicle had veered off the roadway and hit a rock outcropping in the median. Vehicle was reported to be on fire at the time of dispatch, but no fire was observed upon our arrival.
Thursday, January 27th, 2022
At 0352, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident on Interstate 81 in the northbound lane near Exit 14. Two tractor trailers collided, blocking both northbound lanes. The drivers were transported to Bristol Regional Hospital and Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Thursday, January 13th, 2022
Abingdon Fire responded to a structure fire in the 18000 block of Lee Highway. Upon arrival, there was heavy fire coming from the structure. A total of two adults and five children lived in the structure, which was totally destroyed.
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
At 2329, Abingdon Fire was alerted to assist Meadowview Fire on a structure fire at Appalachian Cast Products in the 26000 block of Hillman Highway. A furnace had caught fire and had spread to the roof.
Friday, November 19th, 2021
At 1901, Abingdon Fire and Green Springs Fire were alerted to a structure fire off Denton Valley Road on Banjo Drive. Flames were visible when first units arrived on the scene. Damascus Fire was then alerted for addition help.
Friday, November 12th, 2021
At 1300, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a tractor trailer hitting a tree at the intersection of Oakland Street and Lowry Drive. The tree was at a very steep roadway intersection and when the truck made the turn, it struck the tree and split the trailer hauling paint in half.
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
At 1744, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a truck accident at the top of the Exit 17 northbound onramp .A box truck was laying on its side. This truck blocked both of the northbound lanes with heavy fuel spillage on the roadway.
Friday, October 29th, 2021
At 9:30, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident in the 13000 block of Porterfield Highway near the Holston River Bridge. A car had wrecked and a tractor trailer hauling large air tanks swerved to miss the car and two of the large tanks came off the truck and landed along the roadway.
At 2058, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Cummings Street and Fairway Drive. A state police cruiser was attempting to pass a vehicle while responding to a call.
Sunday, September 26th, 2021
At 1244, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a tractor trailer on fire at the Truck Rest Area between Exits 13 and 14 on Interstate 81. Engine 204 and Tanker 207 responded along with units of the Washington County Life Saving Crew and Virginia State Police.
Friday, September 17th, 2021
At 1534, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a four vehicle accident on Interstate 81. The accident occurred in the southbound lane about the 17 mile marker. Two cars and two tractor trailers were involved. The vehicles involved all had sufficient damage that required them to be towed.
Monday, September 13th, 2021
At 09:19, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a small plane crash at the Virginia Highlands Airport. Pilot took off from an airport in Ohio and was stopping at Highlands to refuel for his trip. Upon landing, plane veered off the runway, hit an embankment, flipped over, and landed on a new runway under cons...
Sunday, August 29th, 2021
At 1324, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a vehicle hitting a house. Upon arrival, a truck had rolled down the hill from a trailer park above and hit a mobile home along Walden Road; knocking it off its foundation.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
At 07:09, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a single vehicle accident where a car left the southbound lane of Interstate 81 and crashed onto the Virginia Creeper Trail. All occupants were able to exit the vehicle prior to our arrival.

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