MIDLOTHIAN – Three firefighters had to be treated for heat-related issues while working a structure fire Tuesday evening.
Units were dispatched to the scene in the 2800 block of Stevie Mike Drive at about 6:30 p.m.
The firefighters were treated with intravenous fluids at the scene; one was unable to finish his shift and was sent home due to heat exhaustion, Midlothian Deputy Fire Chief Dale McCaskill said.
“Arriving units found the residential structure, a manufactured home, majorly involved in fire. The fire was fought as a defensive fire,” McCaskill said. “Firefighters did not make entry into the structure.
“Multiple residents were at home at the time of the fire, but when we arrived, everybody was out,” he said. “The structure is considered to be a total loss and 90 percent of the contents were destroyed by the fire or by water.”
The fire also destroyed two vehicles near the structure, with McCaskill saying the fire marshal was narrowed the cause of the blaze to a possible electrical issue.
The American Red Cross was dispatched to the location to provide assistance for the families.
Units cleared the scene at about midnight.
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