Fire & Rescue

Motorcycle, car involved in Interstate 81 crash

A motorcycle and a car were involved in a crash on northbound Interstate 81  Sunday evening in Shenandoah County. According to Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler, at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, a 2004 Pontiac was traveling in the left lane at mile marker 292 when the driver slowed for ...

Fire damages mobile home in Toms Brook

TOMS BROOK — Fire and rescue squads from Woodstock, Strasburg, Toms Book and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the Heishman Parks mobile home park just after 12:30 a.m Tuesday. There were two adults and two children home at the time of the fire, according to the ...

Fire guts historic building, hurts business

FRONT ROYAL – A fire not only destroyed an historic building in town this weekend but also likely hurt a growing, nationally known business. An “active investigation” continues into the blaze that left much of the building at 1858 N. Royal Ave. in charred ruins, Warren County Fire ...

Fire destroys Front Royal business

FRONT ROYAL -- Firefighters responding to a 911 call late Saturday evening discovered flames shooting from the Strong Oaks Workshop at 1868 N. Royal Ave. The fire destroyed the old stone building along with a wood storage building next to it. It also damaged two auxiliary ...

Fire damages Strasburg home

STRASBURG -- Fire burned a home in Strasburg on Wednesday morning. Crews arrived around 10:30 a.m. to see heavy flames coming from the single-story brick home at 377 Front Royal Road. Nobody was home at the time and no injuries were reported. Fire crews from Toms Brook, Woodstock, ...

Fire destroys Edinburg home

EDINBURG – Fire destroyed an Edinburg home Wednesday afternoon. The fire's cause and origin are still under investigation. Crews from Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department, Toms Brook, Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department, Woodstock Volunteer Rescue Squad, Mount ...

Fire damages Warren County home

Fire and rescue crews from Warren County responded to a call for a structure fire early Tuesday morning at 100 Mountain Lake Drive in the Shenandoah Farms neighborhood in Warren County, according to a news release from the fire department. The first call came in at 8:30 a.m. and crews ...

Woodstock fire debris scheduled to be removed

Debris from the fire that burned a combination residential – business structure located at 164 N. Main St. in Woodstock on Feb. 10 still remain at the site. The fire damaged the structure to the point that officials decided to raze the remaining portion of the building due to public safety ...

Man arrested after Warren County crash

A Stephens City man was taken to the hospital following a single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Freezeland Road and Bifrost Way in Warren County Friday afternoon. Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police, said a 2003 Ford pickup driven by ...

Two taken to hospital following Monday crash

A two-vehicle sent two people to the hospital after a collision at the intersection of Mt. Olive Road and U.S. 11 near Toms Brook. Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer with the Virginia State Police said that a 2004 Toyota van, being operated by Abdelhamie Erraji, age 36, ...

Man killed in fire identified, death ruled accidental

The man killed in a Monday house fire at 1328 Pepper Road in Mount Jackson was Gene T. Polk, 89, the home's owner and resident. Nancy Bull, manager of the Northern District of the State Medical Examiner's Office in Manassas, confirmed that his death has been ruled an accident and was ...

Burned building was historically significant

The building destroyed by fire at 164 Main St. in Woodstock last week was on a historic site, according to Lemuel Hancock, Woodstock's urban designer and town planner. The location is the birthplace of 1st Lt. Charles Bare Gatewood, of the 6th U.S. Cavalry. Gatewood was the son of John ...

One person dies in farmhouse blaze

One person died and a firefighter was injured during a farmhouse fire near Mount Jackson on Tuesday. Bill Streett, operations chief of Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue, confirmed the fire claimed the life of an individual who has yet to be identified, and that a firefighter ...

Fire forces razing of Woodstock structure

WOODSTOCK -- Firefighters responded to a fire involving a combination retail-residential building at 164 Main St. early Friday morning. Lt. Aaron Sigler, of the Woodstock Fire Department, described the scene upon their arrival. “At 5:57 (a.m.) we were dispatched to reported ...

Fire burns Conicville home

CONICVILLE -- Fire crews responded to a house fire at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and arrived to find a home, located at 68 Jerome Road, engulfed in flames. Leslie Hollar, chief of the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, said that firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down within ...

Funkhouser named new training chief

Rick Funkhouser has been named training chief for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue. He replaces former training chief Bill Streett, who was promoted to operations chief in December. Funkhouser was one of four to interview for the job. Funkhouser, a native of Mount Jackson, ...

Sunday crash sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle crash Sunday evening sent one woman to the hospital after her sport utility vehicle overturned following a collision with a tractor-trailer, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police. “(The) crash happened at 5:10 p.m. (on) ...

Pedestrian hit by vehicle dies

A pedestrian was killed Monday evening after she was struck by a vehicle in the 1500 block of North Shenandoah Avenue in Front Royal. Front Royal Police have identified the pedestrian as Annette Suggate, 54. According to a news release from the Front Royal Police Department, units ...

Fire company welcomes new truck

STEPHENS CITY -- The firefighters at Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue welcomed a brand new pumper/tanker truck to their station Thursday after crew members drove through the night from the truck’s manufacturer in Wisconsin. The truck, a 2017 Pierce Velocity model, will replace the ...

Fire claims Warren garage, vehicles

A Monday morning fire destroyed a garage in the 3900 block of Guard Hill Road in Warren County. Fire marshal Gerry Maiatico said the garage was a detached structure that was housing multiple vehicles at the time of the fire. Maiatico said that a camper-type vehicle where the fire originated ...