Structure Fire on Lee Highway – April 5, 2012

At 20:54, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a building in the 25000 block of Lee Highway. Assistant Chief McCormick arrived first on the scene and advised that it was a confirmed structure fire. Quick response by Abingdon Fire personnel were able to knock the fire down quickly. The fire started in the shop portion of the building and spread to an attached office in the front of the building. No cause of the blaze has been determined as of yet. Both the office and portions of the shop area suffered heavy fire and smoke damage. Tower 203 was placed into position to assist in fire and smoke ventilation and to deliver an elevated fire stream to the top of the structure. Engine 204, Engine 201, Tanker 202, Tower 203, Utility 206, Utility 207, Brush 208, Command 209, and Command 210 responded to the blaze along with units of the Washington County Life Saving Crew. Green Springs Fire Department was requested to provide assistance with their mobile air unit, and they stationed one of their engines at the Abingdon Fire Station in the event of addition calls in the Abingdon Fire District. Washington County Sheriffs’ Department rerouted traffic off Lee Highway during the fire operations.