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November 25, 2019

First responders rescue two from townhouse fire

Photo/Warrenton Volunteer Fire Co.
Firefighters from Warrenton, New Baltimore, Orlean, Marshall and Fauquier Fire/Rescue responded at the 11:58 p.m. Sunday to the blaze in the 400 block of Ridge Court.
Fauquier firefighter/medics early Monday morning rescued two people trapped on the second floor of a townhouse on fire in Warrenton.

The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Co., along with units from New Baltimore, Orlean, Marshall and Fauquier fire/rescue responded to the dispatch at 11:58 p.m. Sunday for the in the 400 block of Ridge Court.

As firefighters set up and searched the home in Bear Wallow Knolls, Fauquier career first-responders helped two people escape through second-story windows and down ladders at the back of the townhouse, according to Warrenton Fire Chief Jason Koglin.

“The fire was quickly extinguished and the interior searches proved negative on all floors,” Chief Koglin said. “The occupants were evaluated by EMS and denied transport and further evaluation at the hospital.

“The home had working smoke detectors which alerted the occupants. There were no injuries to civilians or fire service personnel.”

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Linda Ward · November 26, 2019 at 9:45 am
Is this event under investigation? Did they have insurance? Any damage to neighbors townhomes? Fortunate no one was hurt or killed. Have they found somewhere to live in the interim?
JustCurious · November 25, 2019 at 11:05 am
Great response, good save! Smoke detectors are very useful.
A question about the story: “The occupants were evaluated by EMS and denied transport and further evaluation at the hospital."
As written, sounds like EMS denied/refused to take them to the hospital for evaluation. If the patients "declined" then it is on them. Did EMS 'deny' or did the patients 'decline'?
It makes a difference in the story.

Good job by all at midnight.
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