On June 19, 2017 at 19:27 hours, the Swoope Volunteer Fire Company, along with our neighboring companies, City of Staunton (Engine 2), Churchville Fire Company (Engine 4-7, Tanker 4-5) and Churchville Rescue Squad (Rescue 4-8), were dispatched to a fire with exposures. While enroute, Augusta County Emergency Communication Center (AECC) advised there was an automobile on fire inside of a barn. Chase 14 (Deputy Chief Chris Botkin) was first to arrive, advised Augusta County Emergency Communication Center (AECC) of an automobile on fire inside of a barn, with smoke showing from the structure and initiated Parkersburg Tpke. command.
Crews quickly knocked down the automobile fire inside of the structure and checked for extension of fire inside the barn. Command placed the incident under control a short time later.