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For some reason, there was smoke in the kitchen Tuesday morning. Mike Schmiedicke and his wife were up, and thought maybe the toaster was shorting.

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A suspected explosion from a propane tank leak destroyed a house in Mount Jackson on Sunday evening but no injuries were reported, officials with the Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue Department said Monday.

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Police arrested two Front Royal men this week, alleging they set fire to an unoccupied vehicle early Monday morning on Mary’s Shady Lane near Happy Creek Road.

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Firefighters took 20 minutes Wednesday evening to control a fire that ended up displacing eight people from two different families in Front Royal.

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FRONT ROYAL – A Sunday fire resulted in $220,000 of estimated damages to a High Knob home and rendered it uninhabitable, according to a Warren County Fire and Rescue news release.

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A Friday evening house fire in the 8000 of John Marshall Highway in Strasburg displaced a resident and caused an estimated $50,000-$75,000 in damages, according to Shenandoah County Fire Marshal David Ferguson.

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A Warren County resident is accused of violating the state’s burn ban on Tuesday after a fire spread from a pile of debris.

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A Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office deputy was in the right place at the right time on Sunday, helping to prevent a tragedy when a detached garage went up in flames.

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STEPHENS CITY – Town council members and administrators from Middletown and Stephen City met with Frederick County officials Monday night to discuss continued work on an agreement to consolidate fire and rescue services.

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WOODSTOCK — The town’s fire chief is stepping down after 45 years of volunteer service with the Fire Department.

As families prepared to sit down around their dinner tables on Thanksgiving, one family in Warren County had to rush out of their home with pets in tow as a chimney fire spread, threatening everyone inside.

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Firefighters increased their control over a blaze burning in the George Washington National Forest on Friday.

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Firefighters continued Wednesday to battle a blaze covering hundreds of acres in the George Washington National Forest.

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STAR TANNERY – A fire, aided by the wind, ripped through a home on Zepp Road on Monday evening while the owners were away.

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Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue members responded to a fire in New Market over the weekend, doing their best to salvage a home that went up in flames after the occupant left a candle unattended.