Crews with the Mount Jackson Rescue and Fire Department had to fight a fire at their own station on Saturday

An investigation into the removal of an oxygen cylinder from the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department in May by its fire chief was recently completed with no action being recommended. 

The Shenandoah Fire Marshal’s Office has released the name of the 72-year-old man who died last week in a fatal fire at Massanutten Manor in Strasburg.


A 72-year-old Strasburg man died Wednesday as a result of injuries he sustained in an early morning fire that appears to have started as he was smoking while using an oxygen tank, investigators said.


FRONT ROYAL – Cardboard boxes filled with pictures curling from the smoke and water were all that was recovered from a structure fire down the road from the Warren County social services center Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators have ruled the cause of Tuesday’s house fire at 602 Stonewall Drive in Front Royal as arson.

A man was transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital on Friday morning after suffering an electric shock at Valley Fertilizer in Mount Jackson, the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed Friday evening.


A fire at a home at East Stonewall Drive and Jackson Street in Front Royal on Tuesday caused significant damage, roughly estimated at $100,000, according to Warren County Fire Marshal Gerry Maiatico.

One of New Market’s oldest residential buildings caught fire at 9516 S. Congress St. early Monday morning, causing roughly $95,000 in damages, according to Bill Street, director of operations for Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue.

The Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate a recent Toms Brook fire that has been ruled an arson.

The investigation into the arson fire at a Tom’s Brook home continues, and investigators are asking for help.

Tuesday’s fire in Tom’s Brook has been ruled an arson, and a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to a conviction.

A fire destroyed a tractor-trailer hauling mulch near Strasburg on Thursday afternoon.

MIDDLETOWN – Fire Chief Mark Dalton told Town Council members this week that Frederick County’s fire chief could become the leader of the county's 11 volunteer fire departments.

Fire officials blame improperly discarded smoking materials for causing a Friday morning house fire in Warren County that left occupants temporarily without a home.

Authorities have released the identity of the 51-year-old woman who died in the Wednesday morning fire at the Royal Hills Apartments in Front Royal.

A Dodge diesel pickup truck caught fire on northbound Interstate 81 at around 6:15 a.m. Monday. Trooper Hoc Jones with the Virginia State Police said there were no injuries.

In a meeting of the Strasburg Fire Department on Thursday, department’s Interim President Milton Painter resigned from his role as a member of Strasburg’s Fire Department Restructuring Committee and from his positions as a member and interim president of the department.

A fire at a home at 300 Rainbow Way in the Bentonville area of Warren County caused about $45,000 in damages, according to the responding fire department.

A two-vehicle crash in Shenandoah County sent four juveniles to the hospital Thursday night.

STRASBURG — Members of the Strasburg Fire Department Restructuring Committee have decided not to override a recent Fire Department decision to allow 19-year-olds drive department vehicles, despite criticism of the idea by committee members.

Firefighters throw water on one side of the house while another firefighter waits for water as fire destroyed this home on Larkin Ridge Road in Front Royal on Monday. Rich Cooley/DailyFirefighters shoot water under the front porch roof. Rich Cooley/Daily

WOODSTOCK — Former Strasburg Fire Department members Dale King and Nathan Hirschberg pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor during court proceedings on Monday.

Firefighters from Strasburg and the Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue battle this blaze at 1718 Copp Road Friday afternoon. The family dog alerted a babysitter and three children inside to a fire on the front porch. Rich Cooley/DailyBrenda Ryman, of Strasburg, hugs family membe…

A Shenandoah County fire official has determined that a grill filled with hot coals in the back of a pickup truck started a blaze that destroyed the vehicle Sunday.

FRONT ROYAL – A town man struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident almost two weeks ago continues to recover from his injuries, police said Wednesday.

The Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue, along with local law enforcement and several other regional fire and rescue companies, conducted a rescue operation Friday after a woman tripped into the North Fork River in Mount Jackson.

STRASBURG — The Strasburg Fire Department held a special meeting Thursday after an article in the Northern Virginia Daily highlighted comments from the department’s interim vice president, Milton Painter, criticizing the training of department members and the maintenance of the department’s …