Fire & Rescue

Fire company welcomes new truck

Brian Meade, a Frederick County career firefighter/EMT, wipes down the front bumper of Stephens City's new Pierce pumper outside the fire station Thursday evening. The fire apparatus has a laser etched backlight that is the first for Pierce to manufacture.  Rich Cooley/Daily

January 19, 2017

STEPHENS CITY — The firefighters at Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue welcomed a brand new pumper/tanker truck to its station Thursday after crew members drove through the night from the truck’s manufacturer in Wisconsin.

Fire forces temporary closure of commercial laundry

January 16, 2017

A commercial structure fire in Warren County forced a commercial laundry and linen services, located at 26 Kelley Drive in Front Royal, to temporarily close its doors Monday morning said Gerry Maiatico, fire marshal for the county.

Fire claims Warren garage, vehicles

January 16, 2017

Warren County fire crews responded to a structure fire involving a garage at around 5 a.m. Saturday morning in the 3900 block of Guard Hill Road, said Gerry Maiatico, fire marshal for Warren County.

Pedestrian killed in crash

January 12, 2017

Authorities identified the 56-year-old pedestrian who died after a car struck him on the 800 block of John Marshall Highway in Front Royal on Wednesday.

Drivers identified in Wednesday crash

January 5, 2017

The drivers in the Interstate 81 crash that sent one man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon have been identified by Virginia State Police.

Interstate crash sends one to hospital

Fire and rescue personnel stand outside this car that ran underneath a tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder of Interstate 81 southbound near the Woodstock exit Wednesday evening. Rich Cooley/Daily

January 4, 2017

A two-vehicle crash on Wednesday afternoon sent one person to the hospital and affected traffic on interstate 81 for several hours according to Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Christmas fire displaces family

December 27, 2016

A Christmas evening fire displaced a family on Bobcat Lane near Strasburg, said Bill Streett, operations chief for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

Warren County farmhouse burns in Tuesday morning blaze

December 27, 2016

A fire in the early morning hours of Tuesday burned significant portions of a farm house in Warren County, displacing its residents according to Richard Mabie, chief of Warren County Fire and Rescue.

Teen taken to hospital following crash

December 27, 2016

A Monday morning crash sent a teenager to the hospital after his vehicle overturned on Interstate-66, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police.

Local teen killed in crash

December 22, 2016

A New Market teenager died in a three-vehicle crash near Mount Jackson at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Don’t get needled by holiday fires this season

December 20, 2016

Christmastime is very much here. Stockings are hung, Santa wish lists mailed and the centerpiece of the season – a lush, green Christmas tree – sits in the living room, awaiting its yearly endowment of presents. But while Christmas trees serve as many families’ nerve center for holiday cheer, they can also pose a fire hazard, fire officials say.

Hunter rescued after fall

December 19, 2016

Authorities conducted a search and rescue operation Saturday after a 47-year-old Pennsylvania man fell out of a hunting stand in a remote area of the George Washington National Forest in Shenandoah Çounty.

Woodstock fire vehicle overturns on icy road

December 19, 2016

During Saturday morning’s icy weather, a Woodstock Fire Department vehicle, SERV 12, was dispatched with the task of assisting an EMS crew who had responded to reports of an injured person on Fairview Road, west of Woodstock town limits, according to a release from Woodstock Fire and Rescue.

Strasburg shed destroyed by fire

December 16, 2016

An early morning fire damaged a shed in Strasburg on Friday, said Bill Streett, operations chief for the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

Woodstock fire claims shed, part of house

December 16, 2016

A Thursday evening fire in Woodstock caused roughly $150,000 of damage to a shed and one other home, according to news release from the Woodstock Fire Department.