Fire & Rescue
Money to burn
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.
Frederick County fire displaces five
February 27th, 2015
A residential fire on Thursday at 756 Fairfax Pike in Frederick County displaced a family of five.
House fire takes lives of three pets
February 16th, 2015
FRONT ROYAL – A fire on Monday left a house with extensive damage and three pets dead from heavy smoke.
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.
Wind gusts, icy terrain hamper firefighters in battle with blaze
February 3rd, 2015
LINDEN—A fire destroyed a house at the High Knob subdivision, displacing both residents and sending one to the University of Virginia Burn Center, Monday afternoon.
Red Cross helping six people displaced by fire
January 28th, 2015
Frederick County Fire and Rescue responded to a residential fire at 718 Wardensville Grade at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Weekend fires affect Warren County residents
January 19th, 2015
Two fires this past weekend in Warren County made the homes of area residents uninhabitable.
Fire destroys auto shop at Wholesome Foods Inc.
January 15th, 2015
EDINBURG — Fire destroyed the auto shop building at Wholesome Foods Inc. on South Ox Road near Edinburg on Wednesday evening.
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.
One-story house fire displaces family in Edinburg
December 23rd, 2014
A fire at a one-story house in Edinburg has forced a family to seek shelter elsewhere.
Fire damages Middletown residence Monday night
December 9th, 2014
Frederick County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at an empty residence in Middletown on Monday night.
Fire chief warns of holiday decoration, fire hazards
December 8th, 2014
The festive look of holiday decorations around a home can make it easy to forget the fire hazards they pose without proper care and use.
County relocating paid firefighters out of station
December 3rd, 2014
Shenandoah County moved its paid emergency workers out of the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department this week after a deal over housing at the station fell through.
Residential fire under investigation by officials
December 2nd, 2014
An early Saturday morning fire in Front Royal remains under investigation for what Warren County Fire Chief Richard E. Mabie described as “suspicious circumstances.”
Wife of former inmate settles lawsuit
November 27th, 2014
The wife of a former jail inmate who suffered near-fatal seizures while he was in custody at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester has been awarded $2.7 million in a lawsuit settled in U.S. District Court in Roanoke.
House fire destroys part of Front Royal home
November 24th, 2014
A house fire Monday morning partially destroyed a single-family house at 116 W. Fourth St. in Front Royal.
Fire forces family from home
November 14th, 2014
Six people were evacuated and two injured in a house fire early Friday morning at 706 River Drive in Front Royal.
Fire chief warns of winter home heating hazards
October 23rd, 2014
The arrival of cool temperatures heralds a time of year when fire crews are called out to quell incidents started by chimneys, fireplaces and wood stoves.