Fire & Rescue

Fire destroys two houses

Mark Showers, assistant fire marshal and accelerant canine handler for Frederick County, holds his dog Walker outside a fire scene on Trumpet Vine Drive in Stephens City on Thursday afternoon. A fire Wednesday night started in the house under construction on the right,  destroying that home and the occupied house on the left. A house located in the rear of these homes suffered siding damage from the heat of the blaze. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 1, 2016

A fire Wednesday night destroyed one house and another that was under construction.

Tractor-trailers collide on I-81

November 30, 2016

A collision between two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning caused traffic issues on Interstate 81 just south of Mount Jackson, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Monday crashes halt interstate traffic

A Woodstock ambulance travels to the scene of an Interstate 81 crash located south of the 296 Strasburg exit Monday afternoon. Another crash occurred near the 296 exit north in the median beside the fire apparatus at the top of the photo. Rich Cooley/Daily

November 22, 2016

A series of crashes impeded traffic Monday afternoon on north and southbound lanes of Interstate 81, according to Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Interstate crash sends two people to hospital

November 18, 2016

A crash on Interstate 81 near Strasburg sent two people to the hospital Friday morning, according to Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Warren County crash sends two to hospital

November 18, 2016

Two people were taken to hospitals after a head-on crash on Route 522 in Warren County on Thursday afternoon, according to Sgt., F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Bicyclist remains on life support

Travis Swinson, who was hit by an SUV while riding his bicycle last Wednesday, is on full life support.  Courtesy Elizabeth Swinson Wade

November 16, 2016

Raymond Swinson Jr., the man hit by an SUV while riding his bike on U.S. Route 11 in Strasburg last week, is still in “very critical” condition, said his sister Elizabeth Swinson Wade.

Winchester man injured in I-81 crash

November 16, 2016

A Winchester man was transported by helicopter to Inova Hospital in Fairfax after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near Strasburg on Tuesday, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, a public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Fire ban in effect for area national forests

November 16, 2016

Statewide fire bans have been instituted across several southern states as drought conditions and ample fuel sources are making for optimal conditions for wildfires.

Fire partially destroys home

November 14, 2016

A chimney fire destroyed much of a house at 278 Morgan Ford Road near Front Royal early Saturday evening.

Strasburg woman injured in Friday crash

November 11, 2016

A single-vehicle crash sent a Strasburg woman to the hospital Friday morning in Warren County near Bentonville, according to Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Driver involved in bicycle accident charged with DUI

November 10, 2016

The driver who hit a man on a bicycle on U.S. Route 11 in Strasburg on Wednesday afternoon has been charged with driving under the influence, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Tractor-trailer overturns on interstate on Monday

November 9, 2016

A single-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer sent one man to the hospital Monday night, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Four sent to hospital after weekend crash

November 7, 2016

A single-vehicle crash in Warren County Saturday evening sent four people to the hospital according to Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

One killed in crash near Mount Jackson

November 7, 2016

A single-vehicle Saturday afternoon crash on Interstate 81 killed a man from southwest Virginia and sent the driver to the hospital with “serious injuries,” according to a news release from the Virginia State Police. The crash occurred at mile marker 270, between Shenandoah Caverns and Mount Jackson.

Front Royal motel ravaged by flames

Shiv Patel, manager of the Sunshine Inn in Front Royal, walks past debris in the parking lot of the South Royal Avenue business Monday afternoon following a fire on Saturday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 31, 2016

Several residents were displaced when a fire broke out at the Sunshine Inn at 416 S. Royal Avenue in Front Royal on Saturday morning.

Child dies in interstate crash

October 28, 2016

A three-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near Woodstock Friday afternoon caused the death of a 4-year-old girl.

Volunteers waiting for OK to elect one of own as chief

October 27, 2016

Volunteers of Uncertainty has been something of a theme for the members of New Market Fire and Rescue ever since the retirement this summer of Gary Yew, who served as chief for the town as well as Shenandoah County.

Fire damages home near Woodstock

October 25, 2016

Fire damaged the front porch of a two-story, single-family house on Sycamore Lane, west of Woodstock, late Monday night, said Sgt. Zach Hottel of the Woodstock Fire Department. Hottel said he didn’t know the exact address.