Double hardship as resident loses home to fire

A resident has been displaced after home was damaged by fire on Jan. 27 at 3:14 p.m. in the 11900 block of Wedge Drive. The resident was in the hospital due to a medical condition at the time of the fire, said fire officials. Lt. Jason Elmore of Chesterfield Fire and EMS said that fire and medical personnel from Chester, Centralia and Dutch Gap fire stations were dispatched. A tactical safety officer, a battalion chief and county police were also dispatched to the emergency. Crews arrived on scene to see fire showing from a window, Elmore explained. Crews entered the home and battled the blaze, quickly extinguishing the fire. The resident’s family is assisting the victim. Fire officials said the cause of the fire has been ruled as accidental and caused by an electrical problem in the base board heating.
 
Crash on Beulah injures one
One person was transported to a hospital after a motor vehicle crash at Beulah and Hopkins roads on Jan. 26 around 5:30 p.m. Fire and medical personnel from Bensley Fire Station along with county police were dispatched to the scene. Darkness was quickly claiming the daylight and road surfaces were beginning to return to a frozen state. Fire and police personnel crunched through the snow along the sides of the road and carefully picked their way around ice patches to provide aid. Several officers directed traffic on the busy stretch of Beulah Road. The crash is under investigation and condition of the patient has not been released.
 
In other incidents
On Jan. 23 at 1:11 p.m., fire and medical personnel from River’s Bend Fire Station along with county police were dispatched to 901 E. Hundred Road for a vehicle into a tree. The crash is under investigation.

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