Only ten days into 2023 the WVFD took in the first fire of the new year. The WVFD along with OGVFD, CBVFD, CDVFD, KGFR and the WVFD auxiliary responded to the lerty area of the county for a smoke investigation. E22(Holden) arrived to find a single story residence with smoke showing. Chief Holden requested the box to be filled for the residential structure fire. This brought more apparatus and personnel form the WVFD and the mutual aid companies. E22 began fire attack and set up for a water supply. A water supply was set up with a draft established in a nearby pond. Units worked through the the night to battle the fire.