Fire & Rescue
Authorities investigate national forest fires
July 29, 2015
WOODSTOCK – The U.S. Forest Service and the Shenandoah County fire marshal are investigating several fires that broke out Friday in the George Washington National Forest near Edinburg and the Wolf Gap Campground.
VFW rebuilding plans on hold after fire
July 28, 2015
The future location of VFW Post 1860 in Front Royal remains uncertain more than two weeks after a fire destroyed its headquarters building at 1847 N. Royal Ave.
Fire station rocked by member’s accusations
July 27, 2015
Shenandoah County Fire Chief Gary Yew met Monday with officials from the Strasburg Fire Department to discuss an officer’s wide ranging accusations of misconduct and mismanagement in the department.
For some flood evacuees, return to homes a relief
July 15, 2015
Residents of the Woodpark Lane trailer park who were forced from their residences by flooding were back home enjoying a quiet afternoon Wednesday after restoration of normal water, electrical and sewage service.
Cleanup after the flood
July 14, 2015
Waterlogged Woodstock continued to feel the effects of flooding with more than 119 people waiting for a signal Tuesday that they could return to their homes more than a day after heavy rains forced their evacuations.
Torrential rain, flooding hit Woodstock
July 13, 2015
WEATHER ALERT! Residents of Woodstock and other areas that saw flooding on Monday morning need to be alert this afternoon for more rising water. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch that is in effect from 2 p.m. through late tonight for our region as well as portions of Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metro area.
July 10, 2015
Pete Quinones, a Stephens City Volunteer Fire Department member, walks across the parking lot outside Lord Fairfax Community College where this tractor trailer overturned on Friday morning. The tractor trailer deposited what police described as a “significant” amount of mulch at the Middletown campus. No one was injured and there was no damage to property. The driver was not charged. Rich Cooley/Daily
Fire damages Stephens City home
June 30, 2015
STEPHENS CITY — A fire around 7 p.m. inflicted extensive damage on a house at 425 Westmoreland Drive.
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.
Woodstock switching to 24-hour EMS coverage
June 23, 2015
Woodstock Volunteer Rescue Squad Company 5 is planning a change to 24-hour EMS coverage starting July 1.
Man found dead in house fire
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.
Fire officials mull next step after consolidation demise
May 26, 2015
The Warren County Board of Supervisors’ rejection of a proposed consolidation of the Rivermont and Fortsmouth fire stations has left Chief Richard E. Mabie searching for new ways to fix their deficiencies.
Arrest made in arsons
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.
Missing Edinburg woman found safe and unharmed
April 16, 2015
Shenandoah County authorities located an Edinburg woman Thursday afternoon after a search that began Wednesday when family members reported her missing.
Middletown mobile home fire displaces 2 residents
April 16, 2015
MIDDLETOWN — A mobile home fire at 202 Ogden Lane displaced two residents Thursday morning.
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
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.
Child burned after setting fire
April 1, 2015
A fire set at a Front Royal home Monday night by two children left one with minor burns.
Hearings set on merger
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.