/usr/web/www.nvdaily.com/wp-content/themes/coreV2/category.php

Fire & Rescue

Warren County battles 3 house fires in 3 days

A Larkin Ridge Road house in Front Royal was declared a complete loss after a Monday afternoon fire, according to Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico. Fire Chief Richard Mabie said the Monday fire capped off a busy weekend for rescue units that included a Saturday evening fire at 407 E. Prospect ...

Man found dead in river in Warren County

Authorities continue to investigate the possible drowning of a man found in the Shenandoah River in Warren County on Thursday. Warren County emergency dispatchers received a call at 6:13 p.m. for a missing 72-year-old man from 938 Misty Meadow Lane in the Bentonville area, according to a media ...

Strasburg Fire Department receives grant for exhaust removal system

The Strasburg Fire Department has received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to build an exhaust removal system in the fire station. Milton Painter, the interim president for the department, said that a number of fire departments, particularly larger departments, have ...

Crash sends three to hospitals

A two-vehicle crash in Warren County sent three people to hospitals on Friday. The crash occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. on U.S. 340 south (Stonewall Jackson Highway), about a mile north of Rocky Lane, according to information provided by Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. F.L. “Les” ...

Authorities charge man in building fire

Authorities have accused a local man of intentionally starting a fire at a Warren County trucking business Thursday morning. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Allen Hay and charged him with burning or destroying personal property, entering someone’s property with the intent ...

Electrical short, smoke cause evacuation of Wal-Mart

A short in an electrical system at about on Wednesday morning caused the evacuation of the Wal-Mart in Woodstock. Two employees about 7 a.m. passed by the store's salon and smelled an electrical odor. The salon was closed at the time and locked up. At the time they noticed the smell,  ...

Former fire department members reach plea agreement

WOODSTOCK — Former Strasburg Fire Department members Dale King and Nathan Hirschberg pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor during court proceedings on Monday. Both King and Hirschberg reached plea agreements with the Commonwealth’s Attorney that will see them serving ...

Dog alerts woman, children to house fire

STRASBURG – A woman and three young children escaped a house fire south of town Friday afternoon, thanks to a family dog. Multiple fire and rescue agencies responded to a report of a structure fire on Copp Road near Strasburg shortly before 3 p.m. Travis Painter, a firefighter at the scene ...

On lawyer’s OK, Fire Department to overhaul discipline process

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department will likely have a new set of guidelines for handling discipline. Members of the department’s restructuring committee voted on Thursday to have Town Manager Wyatt Pearson rewrite the department’s bylaws, contingent on approval from the town’s ...

Hot coals blamed in truck fire

A Shenandoah County fire official has determined that a grill filled with hot coals in the back of a pickup truck started a blaze that destroyed the vehicle Sunday. A Maurertown man, his girlfriend and their two small children were traveling in a 2018 Ford F350 through Strasburg around 7 p.m., ...

Fire officials urge caution on Fourth of July

In advance of July 4, local fire officials are urging residents to take precautions when they are dealing with fireworks. Dave Ferguson, fire marshal for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, said that the department receives reports every year of two or three fireworks-related ...

Vehicle strikes bicyclists near Front Royal

FRONT ROYAL – A motor vehicle struck two bicyclists on U.S. 340 south of Front Royal on Saturday, sending both riders to hospitals. Virginia State Police identified the driver of the vehicle as Jesse Fox, 29, of Front Royal, spokesman Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler said Monday. The incident ...

Fire destroys Woodstock home

A fire destroyed a house in Woodstock on Monday. David Ferguson, fire marshal for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, said that a neighbor called at 12:12 a.m. Monday to say that the two-story house at 2462 Swartz Road in Woodstock was on fire. “At the time, it was unclear ...

Pedestrian hurt in hit and run is recovering

FRONT ROYAL – A town man struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident almost two weeks ago continues to recover from his injuries, police said Wednesday. Front Royal Police Capt. Crystal Cline said Wednesday in an email that the department has not made any arrests in the hit and run. ...

Water rescue conducted in Mount Jackson

The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, along with local law enforcement and several other regional fire and rescue companies, conducted a rescue operation Friday after a woman tripped into the North Fork River in Mount Jackson. Bill Streett, Jr., the deputy chief of operations ...

Hazardous materials incident occurs at Toray Plastics

Emergency responders rushed to Toray Plastics in Front Royal Wednesday afternoon for a hazardous material incident. Warren County Fire and Rescue Units were called to Toray at 1:07 p.m., according to a statement from the department. Fire and rescue personnel, along with Toray safety employees ...

Truck crash sends driver to hospital

A Shenandoah County man suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash in Maurertown on Monday morning. A 1978 GMC truck driven by Cornelio Juarez, 44, of Maurertown, crashed at approximately 11:10 a.m. on Zion Church Road, just south of Black Bear Road in Maurertown, according to information ...

In measured tones, panel keeps debating state of Fire Department

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department held a special meeting Thursday after an article in the Northern Virginia Daily highlighted comments from the department’s interim vice president, Milton Painter, criticizing the training of department members and the maintenance of the ...

New trial dates set for appeals of former Strasburg firefighters

WOODSTOCK — New dates have been set for the appeals of former Strasburg Fire Department members Dale King and Nathan Hirschberg. Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp continued both cases Wednesday. The two bench trials will instead occur at 9 a.m. July 23. During the proceedings, Hupp said that he was ...

Former fire chief appeals department’s removal of life membership

STRASBURG — Former Strasburg Fire Department Chief Dale King is appealing a decision to revoke his life membership from the department. In a meeting of the Fire Department restructuring committee on Thursday, the committee members voted to hear King give his appeal during their next regular ...