Fire & Rescue

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 29th, 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 18th, 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 17th, 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 1st, 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 11th, 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 6th, 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.

Candles blamed for fire

January 2nd, 2015

A lit candle ignited “combustible materials” in a Warren County home and started a small blaze that forced out the

Woman burned in kitchen fire

December 25th, 2014

An 84-year-old woman from Mauertown was hospitalized Wednesday with what fire department officials described as serious burns from a flash fire in her kitchen.