Fire & Rescue

Ready, set, fight fires

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMTs Bryan Greer, left, and Wesley Meadows attack the fire from the Kidde Fire Trainer outside the Shenandoah County Government Center in Woodstock on Thursday. The vehicle will be used to train regional firefighters in the counties of Shenandoah, Page, Frederick and Warren, as well as Winchester.  Rich Cooley/Daily

May 19, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire trainers from the area gathered at the Shenandoah County Government Center Thursday to train on a newly acquired training prop. The prop, funded by a regional grant secured by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, is essentially a mock car that is used to train firefighters on the management of vehicle fires.
The prop will be shared between Page, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.

All trails now open in Shenandoah National Park

May 4, 2016

The trails that were closed as a result of the wildfire in Shenandoah National Park have been reopened, according to a news release issued by the park service. All of the park’s services and facilities will return to their normal schedules, said park Superintendent Jim Northup.

Tractor cab transporting diesel catches fire

The remains of a tractor trailer cab belonging H. N. Funkhouser & Co. rest on John Marshall Highway on Tuesday after Warren County Fire and Rescue squads extinguished what they believe to be a mechanical fire.  Photo courtesy of Warren County Fire and Rescue

April 26, 2016

Traffic on John Marshall Highway near Linden was closed off for three hours Tuesday afternoon as Warren County Fire and Rescue Services units responded to a tractor trailer cab that had caught fire.

Fire damages Edinburg grocery store

A pile of burned insulation rests outside the front of Larkin's Grocery at Columbia Furnace west of Edinburg on Monday afternoon. A fire Sunday night damaged the store interior and has forced the store to close. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 25, 2016

EDINBURG – Flames shooting out of the bottom of a drink cooler at Larkin’s Grocery Store startled co-owner Sunny Singh on Sunday evening.

Ambulance damaged in crash

Warren County Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Mabie, left, and Capt. Kevin Catlett look over the damage to North Warren's ambulance following a Thursday afternoon crash. Rich Cooley/Daily

April 22, 2016

A Warren County ambulance is out of commission for repairs after an accident on Reliance Road on Thursday afternoon.

Fire keeps raging; smoke drifts up valley

April 22, 2016

The fire raging in Shenandoah National Park for the past week has brought the smell of burning wood as far as Washington D.C., according to Sally Hurlbert, public information officer for the park.

Warren fire station adds new ambulance, fire engine

March 31, 2016

Warren County Fire Station 6 has added two new apparatus to its fleet. The apparatus, a fire engine six and ambulance six, will improve the station’s efficiency, according to Lt. Tony Maiatico.

Swallowed in Flames

Daryl Hulvey, 68, places some of his wife's clothing that was salvaged from a Wednesday fire on the chain link fence outside his home along Old Valley Pike, north of Mount Jackson on Friday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

March 25, 2016

MOUNT JACKSON – Flames and smoke swallowed the home of Daryl and Yvett Hulvey on Wednesday evening, leaving a charred hulk where the house had stood for more than a century.

Woman dies in crash on Remount Road

State troopers P.M. Neff, left, and D.R. Gray, right, pack up their equipment after doing reconstruction work on a crash on Remount Road that occurred early Monday morning. A Warren County woman died in the crash. Rich Cooley/Daily

February 29, 2016

Front Royal police investigated the cause of a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred after midnight Monday morning in the 800 block of Remount Road.

Area man dies in crash

February 23, 2016

A Winchester man died Tuesday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on Glendobbin Road in Frederick County.

Lingering ice causes crash in Warren

February 18, 2016

A woman is recovering from injuries sustained during a crash along Howellsville Road in Front Royal that occurred on Wednesday morning.

Man dies in Basye fire

An area man was killed Thursday in a fire west of Mount Jackson that left the rest of his family homeless.  Rich Cooley/Daily

February 5, 2016

A fire that sent home oxygen cylinders sailing hundreds of feet through the air took the life of a 56-year-old man in his home Thursday afternoon.

Two more fires take a toll in Warren County

January 20, 2016

Firefighters in Warren County continued scrambling Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning as one fire leveled a small house and another caused extensive damage to an apartment building.

Cold weather blamed in trailer fire

Warren County firefighters stand on the front porch of a trailer destroyed by fire at 241 Punch Run Road on Tuesday morning. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 19, 2016

Warren County fire officials reported Tuesday a rash of cold weather related calls, including a fire that destroyed a trailer in the morning.

Area man dies of burns

January 18, 2016

A Bentonville man died Saturday of burns authorities say he received after accidentally lighting his clothes and hair on fire while attempting to light a cigarette.

House fire forces evacuation

Firefighters stand outside a home at 318 Newman St., in Strasburg where fire heavily damaged the second floor on Tuesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 12, 2016

A chimney fire destroyed part of a house Tuesday morning and forced the evacuation of two occupants in what town Fire Chief Jeff Wharton said is likely to be the first of several such incidents as cold weather settles in over the area.