The Richmond Fire Department was dispatched to the 1400 block of Decatur Street for a structure fire. The caller reported there was smoke coming from their house and that they had suffered burnes Engine 13 arrived to find a two-story, wood frame, single-family dwelling, with smoke showing. Engine 13 preformed a 360 and determined smoke was starting to come from all sides. Units went into the offensive mode and lines were quickly stretched. Once crews entered the structure they determined that the fire had started in a bedroom and spread to the attic. Command advised all units that fire was becoming visible on the Charlie-Bravo side of the structure. Truck 2 and Truck 5 arrived and put up ladders. Fire crews began to get a good knock on the fire and the incident was soon able to be placed under control. Richmond Ambulance Authority transported one adult male to VCU with severe injuries including burns and smoke inhalation.
– Fire News photo by Carter Killorn & Hayden Lear