Hanover County, Virginia:


March 21, 2022


Hanover Fire-EMS units, along with area mutual-aid, responded to the 8100 block of Shady Grove Road for a reported Structure Fire. Smoke was seen exiting from the side of the house and an upgrade for a Working Fire was declared.
Crews arrived to find a kitchen fire that was quickly extinguished. All occupants safely escaped and one (1) pet was rescued. The incident was marked under control. The Office of the Fire Marshal is investigating and no injuries were reported.
After extinguishing the kitchen fire, Smokey the cat was rescued by Ashcake Truck 413’s crew and Mechanicsville Medic 407’s crew provided oxygen and support. Smokey has made a full recovery! Yes, yes…The cat’s name is Smokey.
Responding Units:
Mechanicsville Engine 407, Henry Engine 406, Montpelier Rescue 408, Battalion Chief 401, Ashcake Truck 413, Laurel Meadow Engine 417, Mechanicsville Medic 407, Chickahominy Engine 410, Henry Air Light 406 and East Hanover Medic 414.
Credit: Hanover County Fire & EMS