Fire & Rescue

I-66 crashes send three to hospital

June 26, 2015

Two separate crashes near mile marker 11 on Interstate 66 sent three people to the hospital and caused traffic delays for more than three hours Thursday evening.

Man found dead in house fire

Firefighters and investigators stand outside this burned-out section of a home at 30 Cedar Lake Court in Warren County on Sunday morning. A man's body was found while firefighters were battling the blaze.  Rich Cooley/Daily

June 15, 2015

Authorities have tentatively determined the death of a man found inside a burning home in Waterlick on Sunday morning to be a suicide.

Arrest made in arsons

Tanya Smoot

April 22, 2015

A five-month investigation into four arson fires at two neighboring Front Royal residences ended Monday with the arrest of a town woman who lived in one of them.

Fires destroy, damage two residences

April 14, 2015

A fire early Saturday morning destroyed a residence in the 1800 block of North Royal Avenue in Front Royal and forced two occupants to flee the structure.

Car slams into building; 1 injured

A vehicle rests inside the Stone Hall Community Center at Autumn Glen retirement subdivision near Stephens City on Tuesday. Police said the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake and her car jumped the curb and crashed through the center's eastern wing.  Henry Culvyhouse/Daily

April 7, 2015

STEPHENS CITY — A card game among friends was interrupted when a blue Subaru Forrester crashed through the Stone Hall Community Center in the Autumn Glen retirement subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

Hearings set on merger

A van drives past the Fortsmouth Volunteer Fire Department , which is located off Lower Valley Road near the Warren and Shenandoah County line.  Warren County wants to close the Fortsmouth and Rivermont fire stations and build a new station.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 29, 2015

A three-year push to consolidate two Warren County volunteer fire stations appears to be entering its final stages with the approach of three public hearings scheduled within the next two months.

County fire chief seeks more paid responders

March 18, 2015

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County fire officials say a volunteer department needs paid responders next year. But the request remains unfunded in the proposed fiscal 2016 budget.

Bentonville fire destroys home

A home in the Bentonville area of Warren County is fully engulfed by flames on Monday night.   Courtesy photo

March 17, 2015

BENTONVILLE — A fire destroyed a large, single-family house near Bentonville on Monday evening, resulting in between $500,000 to $600,000 in damage.

Money to burn

Bill Streett, deputy chief of training for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue, stands outside the county's training facility off Landfill Road in Edinburg. The burn facility needs repairs  and the department  has been notified that it will be receiving $79,150 from the Virginia Fires Services Board, an amount more than half of the $140,000 projected for an overhaul of the burn building.   Rich Cooley/Daily

March 1, 2015

The blackened masonry structure that rises out of the landscape on the outskirts of Edinburg has been the scene of many fires, all of them purely training exercises conducted by firefighters from Shenandoah County and other jurisdictions.

Fire victim recalls harrowing escape

February 11, 2015

The flaming blast that burned Sharon Gillespie and destroyed her home in the High Knob subdivision last week is now etched into her memory, something inhabiting her thoughts as she tries to fashion a normal existence out of temporary quarters in a hotel room.

New Market man charged with impersonating EMT

February 6, 2015

WOODSTOCK — A New Market man has been charged with impersonating a certified emergency medical technician after a member of the town police said the defendant appeared at several emergency scenes wearing clothing affiliated with the town fire department.