Fire & Rescue

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Feb. 5-11. Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Allergic reaction, 1 Altered mental status, 2 Cardiac arrest, 1 Chest pain,1 Chimney fire, 1 Diabetic, 2 Difficulty breathing, ...

Basement fire destroys Woodstock home

The Shenandoah County fire marshal declared a Woodstock home at 60 Smoot Road a total loss after a fire around 9 p.m. Tuesday. The couple living in the home was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors and was able to safely evacuate with their two dogs. Barbara Gustavson, 63, and her ...

Fire & Rescue Report: Feb. 7

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status, 1 Automatic aid, 1 Chest pain, 3 Diabetic, 2 Difficulty breathing, 6 Fall, 6 General illness, 6 Motor ...

Goats perish in Woodstock fire

The Shenandoah County Fire Marshal reported that all but one of 10 to 15 goats died early Wednesday morning in a fire at 288 Hidden Acres Lane in Woodstock. The fire occurred in a metal building that Fire Marshal Dave Ferguson estimated to be 20 feet by 20 feet. Some of the goats inside were ...

Fire & Rescue Report

The following Shenandoah County fire and rescue departments have announced their weekly activity for January 22-28, 2018 Shenandoah County Fire & Rescue Altered mental status, 1 Amputation: 1 Brush/woods fire: 1 Cardiac: 2 Chest pain: 1 Diabetic: 1 Difficult breathing: 5 Fall: ...

Electrical fire damages Edinburg home

A fire severely damaged the kitchen and living room of a home on Massanutten Drive in Edinburg around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shenandoah County Fire Marshal Dave Ferguson said the fire originated from an electrical short of the baseboard heater between the kitchen and the living room. ...

Fire marshal rules weekend Hazmat concern not a health risk

Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico said Monday that a green substance discovered in Happy Creek behind Fantasyland Park in Front Royal has been identified as a car wax-type solution. “Right now there is no immediate health risk associated with the leak, it's no danger to the ...

Unoccupied Mount Jackson house ignites, cause unknown

An unoccupied house in the 7000 block of Senedo Road in Mount Jackson suffered significant fire damage Friday around 8:20 a.m., according to Shenandoah County Assistant Fire Marshall Joe Loving. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, Loving said, but he confirmed no one was in the house ...

Three left homeless in Woodstock area trailer fire

WOODSTOCK – A fire destroyed a trailer and nearby camper at 832 Stultz Gap Drive on Tuesday. No one was injured, but the three-person family was left homeless and all of their belongings were reduced to little more than ash. The trailer’s owner, Wayne Kipps, 77, said he didn’t notice ...

Strasburg fire chief responded to multiple calls

Strasburg Fire Chief Dale King responded to five calls during a time when the Strasburg Fire Department says he was on administrative leave. According to incident reports obtained by the Northern Virginia Daily in response to a public records request, King responded to five calls between Nov. ...

Trial date set in Strasburg firefighters’ cases

WOODSTOCK – Six members of the Strasburg Fire Department accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor are scheduled to go on trial April 5. Judge Kevin Black also expanded the language of all six charges Thursday to read, “contributed to the delinquency of a minor or engaged in ...

Questions arise about department’s administrative leave policy

STRASBURG — In a statement sent late Wednesday, the Strasburg Fire Department announced for the first time that it had placed five members on administrative leave in November, and an additional member late in December, all in connection with pending court cases involving charges of  ...

Icy rescue: Firefighters pluck ‘gentlemanly’ goose from frozen pond

Members of the Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company ice rescue team were called out during the recent cold snap to rescue a Canada goose that was trapped in a frozen pond. Fire Chief John Jones said Monday that his department received a call from Frederick County dispatch asking the ...

Shenandoah Farms home destroyed in morning blaze

VIEW VIDEO A Front Royal man’s home at 436 Youngs Drive, in the Shenandoah Farms area, was destroyed in a fire shortly after 9 a.m. Monday. The Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office stated there were no injuries, either to the home’s occupant or to firefighters, but the fire caused an ...

Town officials trying to confirm status of fire chief

Over a week has passed since Strasburg Fire Department Chief Dale King, along with five other firefighters, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The department has not stated if King is still acting chief or if an interim chief has been appointed. According to an ...

Fire in Front Royal house likely ‘a total loss’

FRONT ROYAL – A fire destroyed a Front Royal house at 1055 Riverview Shores Drive Wednesday night. Warren County Fire and  Rescue Services Chief Richard Mabie estimated the fire would constitute “a total loss.” Kenny Nicol, 63, of Luray, first discovered the fire when he came by to ...

Arrests may lead to talks about oversight

The weekend arrests of six members of the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor could result in discussions surrounding potential oversight of the department. In an interview on Tuesday, Strasburg Mayor Rich Orndorff said that ...

Fire destroys camper in Front Royal

A mobile camper parked in the 300 block of Osage Stret in Front Royal was destroyed in a fire Thursday, the Warren County Department of Fire and Rescue Services stated in a news release. Fire and rescue units received a call regarding the fire at 4:38 p.m. Thursday and were able to contain the ...

Funds raised for Strasburg firefighter injured in crash

Eddie Wharton, a firefighter with the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department, was seriously injured in a car crash at 3:06 a.m. Friday while driving northbound on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County. Nathan Hirschberg, a family friend, launched a GoFundMe campaign to help Wharton pay his ...