Fire & Rescue

Fire forces razing of Woodstock structure

WOODSTOCK -- Firefighters responded to a fire involving a combination retail-residential building at 164 Main St. early Friday morning. Lt. Aaron Sigler, of the Woodstock Fire Department, described the scene upon their arrival. “At 5:57 (a.m.) we were dispatched to reported ...

Fire burns Conicville home

CONICVILLE -- Fire crews responded to a house fire at 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and arrived to find a home, located at 68 Jerome Road, engulfed in flames. Leslie Hollar, chief of the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, said that firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down within ...

Funkhouser named new training chief

Rick Funkhouser has been named training chief for the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue. He replaces former training chief Bill Streett, who was promoted to operations chief in December. Funkhouser was one of four to interview for the job. Funkhouser, a native of Mount Jackson, ...

Sunday crash sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle crash Sunday evening sent one woman to the hospital after her sport utility vehicle overturned following a collision with a tractor-trailer, said Sgt. F.L. “Les” Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police. “(The) crash happened at 5:10 p.m. (on) ...

Pedestrian hit by vehicle dies

A pedestrian was killed Monday evening after she was struck by a vehicle in the 1500 block of North Shenandoah Avenue in Front Royal. Front Royal Police have identified the pedestrian as Annette Suggate, 54. According to a news release from the Front Royal Police Department, units ...

Fire company welcomes new truck

STEPHENS CITY -- The firefighters at Stephens City Volunteer Fire and Rescue welcomed a brand new pumper/tanker truck to their station Thursday after crew members drove through the night from the truck’s manufacturer in Wisconsin. The truck, a 2017 Pierce Velocity model, will replace the ...

Fire claims Warren garage, vehicles

A Monday morning fire destroyed a garage in the 3900 block of Guard Hill Road in Warren County. Fire marshal Gerry Maiatico said the garage was a detached structure that was housing multiple vehicles at the time of the fire. Maiatico said that a camper-type vehicle where the fire originated ...

Fire forces temporary closure of commercial laundry

A fire forced a commercial laundry and linen service at 26 Kelley Drive in Front Royal to temporarily close its doors Monday morning. “Fire and rescue units were dispatched right around 8:20 this morning for a reported structure fire,” Maiatico said. “The fire was relatively contained ...

Pedestrian killed in crash

Authorities have identified a 56-year-old pedestrian who died after a car struck him in the 800 block of John Marshall Highway in Front Royal on Wednesday. Jeffery Green was crossing the street when a car driven by Jason Mallow, 36, of Front Royal, hit him, according to a news release from ...

Chester Gap house fire displaces five

A house fire forced several residents from a Warren County home early Monday morning. The Department of Fire and Rescue Services reported Monday afternoon that the emergency communications center received numerous calls reporting a fire with multiple explosions. Firefighters were dispatched ...

Drivers identified in Wednesday crash

The drivers in the Interstate 81 crash that sent one man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon have been identified by Virginia State Police. Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler, public information officer for the State Police identified the man who was injured in the crash as David Marshall Frye, 31, of ...

Interstate crash sends one to hospital

A two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon sent one person to the hospital and affected traffic on Interstate 81 for several hours. Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State Police, said a 2001 Honda four-door vehicle was southbound at about 4:10 p.m. in the ...

State police, sheriff’s offices see quiet holiday weekend on roads

The counties of Warren, Frederick and Shenandoah experienced a successful holiday weekend as far as motor vehicle crashes and driving under the influence arrests were concerned. Those three counties saw only one motor vehicle crash involving injuries from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday ...

Community comes out in support of volunteers

Conicville and Orkney Springs area residents came out in force Wednesday to support two volunteer fire stations’ pleas for help. Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue and Conicville Volunteer Fire Department continue to ask Shenandoah County for paid responders to assist with handling emergency ...

Teen taken to hospital following crash

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. “The crash happened around 8:05 a.m. on Interstate 66 eastbound at the 10 mile marker,” he said. ...

Christmas fire displaces family

A Christmas evening fire displaced a family on Bobcat Lane near Strasburg, said Bill Streett, operations chief for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue. Crews responded to 146 Bobcat Lane at approximately 7:49 on Christmas evening. “The initial call was dispatched as a residential house ...

Warren County farmhouse burns in Tuesday morning blaze

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. Crews responded to 883 Morgan's Ford Road at 2:39 a.m. To find a single story farmhouse with ...

Year in Review: Local fire departments responded to thousands of calls in 2016

Fire departments throughout Warren, Frederick and Shenandoah counties responded to numerous calls for their services in 2016. Firefighters in Frederick County responded to 10,426 events alone as of Wednesday, 200 more than the prior year. Statistics for the other counties were not immediately ...

Local teen killed in crash

A New Market teenager died in a three-vehicle crash near Mount Jackson at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler, public information officer with the Virginia State Police, identified the victim as John Lee Howdyshell, 17. Tyler said that Howdyshell failed to stop at a stop sign ...

Fire burns through Woodstock apartment

WOODSTOCK – A fire Tuesday morning caused extensive damage to an unoccupied apartment at 924 Hilltop Drive. Tara Jones, 28, the apartment's soon-to-be tenant, said she and her boyfriend were set to move in on Jan. 1 with their 2-year-old daughter. They had already moved in everything they ...