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vanessa-newVanessa Remmers covers Stafford County government and schools for fredericksburg.com and The Free Lance-Star.

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Fire and rescue has busy afternoon

Fire and rescue crews had a busy afternoon in Stafford County. The department was stretched pretty thin, said assistant chief Mark Doyle. Units were called down from Prince William County and Quantico.

At 2:10 p.m., crews were called to Williams Road in the White Oak area for a garage fire. The approximately 24×30 foot freestanding garage was well involved and had extensive damage. The fire marshal is still investigating.

Around 6 p.m., crews put out a car fire in a driveway on Garrisonville Road.

There were also two accidents in the Courthouse Road/U.S. 1 area around 3 p.m.

The first was a head-on collision between two vehicles on U.S. 1 in front of the county’s government center. Two people were transported to Mary Washington Hospital. Only one southbound lane was open for awhile.

Soon after, a male student ran to the side of the road in front of Brooke Point High School and was trapped inside the car, which was on its side. Fire and rescue crews stabilized the car and got him out through the windshield. He had minor injuries.

Doyle said there were also many minor incidents all day, along with medical calls.

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