Heavy snow hampers fire department response
Fire chief says this was the worst travel conditions he's ever experienced
By Aurdrey Levine
The Bridgewater Patch
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company responded to a structure fire on Woodland Terrace Wednesday evening — but with snow falling heavily throughout the township, that was no easy ordeal.
According to Bill Rose, with the fire company, a call came in to the department around 8:30 p.m. about a structure fire caused by a generator. He said the owner of the home had placed a plastic shed between his generator and the house — the shed caught on fire, and set the siding on the house on fire as well.
But with about 8 inches of snow having already fallen in Martinsville at that point, Rose said, even the four-wheel drive on the department's vehicle had trouble navigating.