Mayday at Virginia House Fire

RIT used in Bedford County house fire

FirefighterNation Staff

BEDFORD COUNTY, Virginia — Three firefighters were injured while battling a house fire in Bedford County on Saturday according to WDBJ.

Firefighters were dispatched to 2560 Joppa Mill Road at 5:55 p.m. Deputies on the scene reported fire showing from various sides and levels of house.

WDBJ reports that firefighters attacked the fire on the first floor and basement. 

During the fire attack a mayday was called and a rapid intervention team was sent in.

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One firefighter was found unresponsive and immediately removed from the house. Two other firefighters were also removed.

It was not reported what led up to the mayday call and if all three firefighters were involved in the same emergency.

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One firefighter was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

The two other firefighters were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Bedford Memorial Hospital each with injuries that were not reported as critical.

One firefighter was released from the hospital on Saturday. The other was expected to be released Sunday.

The firefighter flown to Wake Forest was also expected to be released on Sunday.

A fourth firefighter was injured, unrelated to the mayday, and was transported to a hospital and later released after treatment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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