On September 27, 2016 at 09:49 hours, the Swoope Volunteer Fire Company responded to a 9-1-1 dispatch for a 'Vehicle Fire' located in the 400 block of Parkersburg Turnpike, responding units included Engine 14-5 and Response-14.
Augusta County Fire & Rescue Captain Chris Shaver was first on scene and initiated Command. After Swoope units arrived Command was transferred a short time later to Swoope Fire Captain Ryan Folweiler. With a quick response from Swoope team members, crews were able to extinguish the engine compartment fire stopping the damage before it it had a chance to spread to the passenger compartment.
The incident was placed under control by Captain Folweiler and units returned to service without incident.