Fire & Rescue

A piece of Woodstock in England

Woodstock's recently sold fire truck has a new home on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The 1991 Pierce 105 model aerial fire truck is on the high seas in a ferry ship called the Hoegh Maputo, on its way to a museum in England. It is due to arrive in Southampton, England, on Nov. 2, Bill ...

Woman injured in school bus crash

A woman driving a car struck a school bus transporting children in Front Royal Wednesday morning. The bus was traveling on Remount Road at 8:45 a.m. to take children to Ressie Jeffries Elementary School when the woman hit the bus on its right side, Warren County Fire Chief Richard Mabie said. ...

Vehicle overturns in parking lot crash

A Woodstock man has been charged with reckless driving following a crash in the lot in front of the Food Lion on Main Street in Woodstock on Tuesday. Police believe that Roger Nester, 71, of Woodstock, was trying to enter a parking space around 1 p.m. Tuesday when he pressed on the gas pedal ...

Two truck drivers killed in I-81 crash

A Thursday evening crash involving four vehicles on Interstate 81 led to the deaths of two men driving tractor trailers, one of whom was from Woodstock. A 2014 Freightliner tractor trailer was driving northbound on I-81 at around 3:52 p.m. Thursday at the 319 mile marker in Stephenson when a ...

County looks at overtime pay for responders

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could save money by changing the way it pays emergency responders and  bringing its policy in line with other localities. The Board of Supervisors heard during a work session Tuesday from Human Resources Manager Jodi Saffelle and Richard Mabie, chief of the ...

Front Royal woman killed in vehicle collision

A Front Royal woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday while she and her family were traveling eastbound in Nashville, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement. The woman, who has been identified as Dawn Aziz, 44, was the passenger in a 1995 Chevrolet ...

Candle causes Warren County residential fire

A Thursday night house fire in Warren County is believed to have been caused by a fallen candle, Warren County Fire and Rescue officials said in a written statement. Emergency responders received a call at 6:59 p.m. about a fire at 2581 Shenandoah Shores Road, which is just outside of Front ...

Florida man dies in I-81 crash

A Panama City, Florida, man died at the scene of a tractor trailer crash on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County after his vehicle overturned on Sunday. Michael Connor Carter Jr., 33, was driving a tractor trailer loaded with frozen food in the right lane of northbound I-81,  said state police ...

Lightning strikes Frederick County home

Frederick County Fire and Rescue responded to a residential structure fire Thursday afternoon after it was reported that lightning had struck the home at 179 Rubinette Way. When rescue units arrived, fire was showing from the roof and the second floor, and the county battalion chief called for ...

Dual-purpose vehicle returns: Rescue squad reacquires piece of history

MOUNT JACKSON-- It took J.D. Fadley 17 or 18 years, but he finally got it. Fadley, a lifetime member of the Mount Jackson rescue squad, and his friend Will Gangwer, also a squad member, listened to former squad member Alvin Irwin tell a story about an old car that once belonged to the ...

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, ...