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Fire & Rescue

Pedestrian death still under investigation

The death of a Front Royal man after he was struck by a tractor-trailer on Friday night is still under investigation, police said Monday. Calum A. Turner, 27, was struck at the intersection of South Street and Commerce Avenue in Front Royal at around 6:30 p.m., the Front Royal Police ...

Pedestrian dies after being struck by tractor trailer

A Front Royal man died Friday night after he was struck by a tractor trailer at the intersection of South Street and Commerce Avenue. Police have identified the victim as Calum A. Turner, 27. Police responding to calls notifying them of the incident at around 6:30 p.m. Friday found Turner ...

North Fork Resort recovers slowly from fire one year ago

FRONT ROYAL – Two workers armed with leaf blowers cleared melted snow from a concrete slab in North Fork Resort Monday. One year after a fire completely razed the resort’s pool pavilion, there’s not much to show. Chief Richard Mabie of Warren County Fire and Rescue Services called the ...

Fire ravages hunting lodge over the weekend

Warren County Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire in the Blue Ridge Shadows subdivision at the end of Shadows Drive at 9:24 p.m. Saturday. Owners said the building, which was built in the 1900s, was used as a hunting lodge. The fire started from an apparent electrical short in the ...

A piece of Woodstock in England

Woodstock's recently sold fire truck has a new home on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The 1991 Pierce 105 model aerial fire truck is on the high seas in a ferry ship called the Hoegh Maputo, on its way to a museum in England. It is due to arrive in Southampton, England, on Nov. 2, Bill ...

Woman injured in school bus crash

A woman driving a car struck a school bus transporting children in Front Royal Wednesday morning. The bus was traveling on Remount Road at 8:45 a.m. to take children to Ressie Jeffries Elementary School when the woman hit the bus on its right side, Warren County Fire Chief Richard Mabie said. ...

Vehicle overturns in parking lot crash

A Woodstock man has been charged with reckless driving following a crash in the lot in front of the Food Lion on Main Street in Woodstock on Tuesday. Police believe that Roger Nester, 71, of Woodstock, was trying to enter a parking space around 1 p.m. Tuesday when he pressed on the gas pedal ...

Two truck drivers killed in I-81 crash

A Thursday evening crash involving four vehicles on Interstate 81 led to the deaths of two men driving tractor trailers, one of whom was from Woodstock. A 2014 Freightliner tractor trailer was driving northbound on I-81 at around 3:52 p.m. Thursday at the 319 mile marker in Stephenson when a ...

County looks at overtime pay for responders

FRONT ROYAL – Warren County could save money by changing the way it pays emergency responders and  bringing its policy in line with other localities. The Board of Supervisors heard during a work session Tuesday from Human Resources Manager Jodi Saffelle and Richard Mabie, chief of the ...

Front Royal woman killed in vehicle collision

A Front Royal woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday while she and her family were traveling eastbound in Nashville, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement. The woman, who has been identified as Dawn Aziz, 44, was the passenger in a 1995 Chevrolet ...

Candle causes Warren County residential fire

A Thursday night house fire in Warren County is believed to have been caused by a fallen candle, Warren County Fire and Rescue officials said in a written statement. Emergency responders received a call at 6:59 p.m. about a fire at 2581 Shenandoah Shores Road, which is just outside of Front ...

Florida man dies in I-81 crash

A Panama City, Florida, man died at the scene of a tractor trailer crash on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County after his vehicle overturned on Sunday. Michael Connor Carter Jr., 33, was driving a tractor trailer loaded with frozen food in the right lane of northbound I-81,  said state police ...

Lightning strikes Frederick County home

Frederick County Fire and Rescue responded to a residential structure fire Thursday afternoon after it was reported that lightning had struck the home at 179 Rubinette Way. When rescue units arrived, fire was showing from the roof and the second floor, and the county battalion chief called for ...

Dual-purpose vehicle returns: Rescue squad reacquires piece of history

MOUNT JACKSON-- It took J.D. Fadley 17 or 18 years, but he finally got it. Fadley, a lifetime member of the Mount Jackson rescue squad, and his friend Will Gangwer, also a squad member, listened to former squad member Alvin Irwin tell a story about an old car that once belonged to the ...

Motorcycle, car involved in Interstate 81 crash

A motorcycle and a car were involved in a crash on northbound Interstate 81  Sunday evening in Shenandoah County. According to Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler, at 4:25 p.m. Sunday, a 2004 Pontiac was traveling in the left lane at mile marker 292 when the driver slowed for ...

Fire damages mobile home in Toms Brook

TOMS BROOK — Fire and rescue squads from Woodstock, Strasburg, Toms Book and Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at the Heishman Parks mobile home park just after 12:30 a.m Tuesday. There were two adults and two children home at the time of the fire, according to the ...

Fire guts historic building, hurts business

FRONT ROYAL – A fire not only destroyed an historic building in town this weekend but also likely hurt a growing, nationally known business. An “active investigation” continues into the blaze that left much of the building at 1858 N. Royal Ave. in charred ruins, Warren County Fire ...

Fire destroys Front Royal business

FRONT ROYAL -- Firefighters responding to a 911 call late Saturday evening discovered flames shooting from the Strong Oaks Workshop at 1868 N. Royal Ave. The fire destroyed the old stone building along with a wood storage building next to it. It also damaged two auxiliary ...

Fire damages Strasburg home

STRASBURG -- Fire burned a home in Strasburg on Wednesday morning. Crews arrived around 10:30 a.m. to see heavy flames coming from the single-story brick home at 377 Front Royal Road. Nobody was home at the time and no injuries were reported. Fire crews from Toms Brook, Woodstock, ...

Fire destroys Edinburg home

EDINBURG – Fire destroyed an Edinburg home Wednesday afternoon. The fire's cause and origin are still under investigation. Crews from Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock Volunteer Fire Department, Toms Brook, Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department, Woodstock Volunteer Rescue Squad, Mount ...