Fire & Rescue

Outgoing chief reflects on work with county

Gary Yew

August 12, 2016

After 15 years of service, Gary Yew is retiring as chief of Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue. The Woodstock native’s 33-year career in fire as volunteer firefighter and eventually chief will come to an end today. He is taking on a new position as an emergency preparedness and safety coordinator for a company that contracts with Valley Health.

Front Royal man killed in ATV crash

Keith Sanker

August 11, 2016

A Front Royal man was killed early Wednesday morning when he lost control of the ATV he was driving and struck a tree, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Deadly crash occurs on Interstate 66

August 5, 2016

A motorist was killed Friday morning when his car collided with a roll back tow truck on the side of the road in the eastbound travel lanes of Interstate 66 in Warren County at mile marker 14.4.

Crews battle fire at Quicksburg home

August 5, 2016

Several area fire departments responded to reports of a structure fire at 2576 Quicksburg Road in Quicksburg around 3 p.m. Thursday.

New Market to vote on new interim fire chief

August 4, 2016

New Market Town Council will vote on appointing Tim Williams as the town’s interim volunteer fire chief, replacing former chief Gary Yew, who has announced his retirement.

Evening crash at Fishers Hill

One person was transported from the scene of a U.S . Route 11 crash around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fishers Hill, south of Strasburg. Strasburg Fire Department, Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue members responded. Further information was unavailable.  Rich Cooley/Daily

August 2, 2016

One person was transported from the scene of a U.S . Route 11 crash around 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fishers Hill, south of Strasburg. Strasburg Fire Department, Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue members responded. Further information was unavailable. Rich Cooley/Daily

Citizens Fire Academy begins in August

July 11, 2016

Warren County’s Citizens Fire Academy will be offering its tutelage to interested residents through a seven-week process beginning Aug. 9.

Grant to aid in purchase of new town ladder truck

July 10, 2016

The Woodstock Fire Department has received an $857,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The money will go towards the purchasing of a new ladder truck, to be housed in Woodstock and used throughout Shenandoah County.

Firefighters Carnival starts Wednesday

July 10, 2016

The 89th annual Front Royal Firefighters Carnival kicks off Wednesday across from Bing Crosby Stadium. The 10-day festival will offer rides, games food and fireworks.

Records sought in VFW investigation

July 8, 2016

Nearly a year after the Front Royal Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1860 was destroyed in a fire, the Front Royal Police Department has continued its investigation into the fire and other incidents at the post.

Fire marshal: Arson cause of fire near Front Royal store

July 6, 2016

The Front Royal Police Department responded to a small fire outside of Andrick’s Gifts and Collectibles, at 21 W. 6th St., at 11:33 p.m. Saturday after a nearby Front Royal patrol unit noticed a “Trump for president” flag on fire in front of the store near a handicapped ramp.

Teenager on minibike dies in collision

July 5, 2016

A teenaged boy was killed Friday when the electric minibike he was operating collided with a large pick-up truck on a section of private driveway south of Hoover Road in Woodstock.

Local dog a true survivor

Jenny and Ben Williams, of Stephens City, sit with their dog Ciaphas outside Ben's parents' home in Woodstock on Thursday. The couple's townhouse was destroyed by fire on June 12 while they were away, and Ciaphas managed to rescue himself from his kennel and run out the front door of the home. The dog suffered burns and, after several surgeries and medical treatments, is on the road to recovery.  Rich Cooley/Daily

July 4, 2016

Dogs can teach their humans a thing or two. They’re loyal, friendly and loving, and one Stephens City dog has also been giving his humans a crash course in determination and resilience.

Front Royal man killed in crash

June 29, 2016

A Front Royal man died from injuries sustained in a traffic crash on U.S. Route 522 at the intersection of Lake Frederick Drive in Frederick County on Wednesday morning.

Linden home destroyed by fire

A house on Grimes Golden Road within the Apple Mountain Lake subdivision of Linden was destroyed by fire Sunday. No one was home at the time of the fire, but a family dog is still missing.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 27, 2016

Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has declared a home on Grimes Golden Road a total loss after a fire Sunday morning.