Fire & Rescue

Fire damages home near Woodstock

October 25, 2016

Fire damaged the front porch of a two-story, single-family house on Sycamore Lane, west of Woodstock, late Monday night, said Sgt. Zach Hottel of the Woodstock Fire Department. Hottel said he didn’t know the exact address.

Fire damages Woodstock house

October 24, 2016

A kitchen fire in Woodstock on Sunday afternoon caused up to $15,000 in fire and smoke damage to a South Main Street home.

Stephens City teen killed in crash

October 18, 2016

A Stephens City teen was killed in a Tuesday afternoon crash in Frederick County, Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler said late Tuesday evening.

Two hurt in Sunday crash

October 17, 2016

A Stephens City woman and her passenger were injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon when the SUV she was driving ran off the road on U.S. 50 in Frederick County.

Man killed by tree in storm identified

September 30, 2016

Authorities with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office have identified the Manassas man who was killed when struck by a tree during the storm Thursday.

Shenandoah County names new fire, rescue chief

Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue operations chief Tim Williams talks on his radio while crews fight a 2014 fire at Strasburg Self Storage Fire off  Quarry Lane. Shenandoah County named Williams chief Thursday as a replacement for Gary Yew, who retired Sept. 1.   Rich Cooley/Daily

September 29, 2016

Tim Williams has been appointed Shenandoah County’s new chief of fire and rescue. He replaces Gary Yew, who served in that role for 14 years before his September retirement.

Police identify woman who died in I-81 crash

September 25, 2016

A driver who was killed Friday afternoon when she was ejected from her vehicle following a crash on Interstate 81 near Winchester has been identified as Scarlett L. Campbell, of Middletown.

Warren adds new crisis management system

September 15, 2016

Warren County Fire and Rescue will be able to better operate during emergency situations with the addition of Crisis Track, a multi-function program that allows emergency personnel to better gauge the scale and location of emergencies in addition to several other functions, said Shawn Graber, Warren County Fire and Rescue’s deputy emergency manager.

Woman, child escape house fire unharmed

Flames pour out of the second floor window of a home on Stultz Gap Road west of Edinburg on Tuesday. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

September 13, 2016

EDINBURG – Fire and rescue crews from several area departments responded to a house fire at 175 Stultz Gap Road shortly after noon on Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

Process underway for selecting new county fire chief

September 6, 2016

County officials are making progress in filling its fire and rescue chief position left vacant after former chief Gary Yew’s retirement last month. The application period ended Aug. 8 and Evan Vass, assistant county administrator for Shenandoah County is taking the next steps.

New fire engine on its way to Strasburg

September 2, 2016

The Strasburg Fire Department will be responding to calls in a new state-of-the-art fire engine once its 2016 Pierce Arrow XT arrives in town. It’s at a dealer in Manassas, but according to Assistant Chief Dale King, fire department personnel will be picking it up sometime next week.

Outgoing chief reflects on work with county

Gary Yew

August 12, 2016

After 15 years of service, Gary Yew is retiring as chief of Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue. The Woodstock native’s 33-year career in fire as volunteer firefighter and eventually chief will come to an end today. He is taking on a new position as an emergency preparedness and safety coordinator for a company that contracts with Valley Health.