Fire & Rescue

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.

One killed in Frederick County fire

June 23, 2016

A fire in Thursday’s early morning hours has claimed the life of one resident, according to a release from Frederick County Fire and Rescue. One other person, who was inside during the blaze, was transported to the hospital and later released, the release stated.

Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue chief to retire

Gary Yew

June 23, 2016

Gary Yew, chief of Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue will retire effective September 1 according a press release from Shenandoah County. Yew served as chief for 14 years, beginning his tenure in February of 2002.

Paraglider rescued from tree

Shenandoah County firefighter/EMT Mike Gochenour, at left, 40, climbs a 100-foot tree off Woodstock Tower Road on Massanutten Mountain to rescue Thomas Boulier, at right, as his feet rest on a tree limb. His paraglider went down after he launched from the mountain top Monday afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

June 13, 2016

WOODSTOCK – Fire and rescue workers safely lowered a paraglider stuck in a tree Monday afternoon near Woodstock.

Strasburg has new rescue squad chief

Brandon Dodson

June 2, 2016

STRASBURG – Strasburg native Brandon Dodson has been elected chief of the Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. He has been with the squad for six and a half years.

Park works to rehabilitate area affected by April wildfire

June 1, 2016

Crews in Shenandoah National Park are working on rehabilitation efforts following the wildfire that burned more than 10,000 acres within park boundaries. The fire, the second-largest in the park’s history, raged for much of the second half of April and was declared contained at the end of the month.

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.