Daily Dispatch: Virginia News
Suffolk townhouse fire leaves 2 people displaced
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 02:10:47 -0700
Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a townhouse fire in the 6300 block of Scottsfield Drive early Friday morning. Emergency Communications was contacted at 1:46 a.m. The first unit arrived on scene at the townhouse, located in the Burbage Grant neighborhood, at 1:55 a.m. Captain Steven Johnson said that on arrival, light smoke and fire were showing from the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 2:10:47 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Albemarle Fire Chief discusses future of members of dissolved rescue squad
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 15:40:11 -0700
Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad members are wondering what happens now after Albemarle County supervisors voted to dissolve their group. Supervisors announced on Wednesday, April 17, that Albemarle County Fire-Rescue is taking over response to emergency services in the town and other parts of southern Albemarle County.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 3:40:11 PM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC29
3 mobile homes destroyed in overnight fire in Abingdon
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
An overnight fire destroyed three mobile homes in Abingdon, Virginia, according to Abingdon Fire Chief John McCormick. The fire started in the middle trailer and spread to the homes on the left and right on Norfolk Street. Fire officials said the call came in just after 1:30 a.m. after the middle trailer caught on fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJHL News 11
Obituary: William Wade Gagnon, Mechanicsville Volunteer Firefighter
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:26:49 -0700
William passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019. William was a resident of Mechanicsville, Virginia at the time of passing. Bill served our country for 22 years in the United States Army, he had 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter with Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and retired from VCU Health Systems.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 8:26:49 AM - SOURCE: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
Powhatan volunteer firefighters and EMTs raise issues with morale, communication
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 02:11:17 -0700
Powhatan County firefighters showed up in force last week to voice alarm and disappointment over what many called a mishandling and lack of communication surrounding efforts to meet emergency services needs. During a special meeting of the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors held on Thursday, April 11, about three dozen fire and EMS volunteers were present, with several of them sharing their anger and frustration about recent events and over low morale among the volunteers.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 2:11:17 AM - SOURCE: Richmond.com
Fairfax County: Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Another House Fire
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 06:46:24 -0700
On Wednesday, April 17, at approximately 9:16 a.m., units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the City of Fairfax Fire Department were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 12000 block of Washington Street in the Fairfax area of Fairfax County. Units arrived on scene of a one-story, single family house with fire showing from the rear of the home.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 6:46:24 AM - SOURCE: Fairfax News
Suffolk Fire responds to 2-alarm house fire, firefighter and occupant treated
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:59:03 -0700
Suffolk Fire-Rescue responded to a house fire in the 3500 block of Arthur Drive early Thursday morning. According to dispatch, the call came out at 5:47 a.m., and the first unit arrived on scene in the rural Whaleyville borough at 5:58 a.m. Arriving crews said there was heavy fire showing from the single-story residence.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 4:59:03 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Martinsville's proposed budget leaves the city with only two ambulances
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:09:28 -0700
Martinsville Fire and EMS was hoping to get $385,000 in funding to staff a third ambulance to decrease missed calls and wait times. The department is still feeling the effects of Stone Ambulance's closing last year. "The men and women down at our station are very resilient and they are doing everything they can to take care of our citizens.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 9:09:28 PM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
Carrollton firefighters respond to fully involved tractor fire
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:39:07 -0700
Carrollton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a reported tractor fire, fully involved, with power line exposure on Spring Lake Drive off Route-10. Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department and Suffolk fire officials were also requested to respond to the scene. Arriving unit reported that smoke and flames were showing from a vehicle in the middle of a field with power lines overhead.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:39:07 PM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Truck driver charged with killing Hanover firefighter
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:26:41 -0700
A Hanover grand jury has returned reckless driving and involuntary manslaughter charges against Lester Lewis Labarge. Labarge is the 49-year-old truck driver who, police said, lost control of his truck and hit a Hanover firetruck on Interstate 295. Hanover Fire-EMS Lieutenant Brad Clark was standing outside the truck and was killed in the crash.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 1:26:41 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
Virginia Beach kitchen fire forces three people from their home
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:52:48 -0700
The Virginia Beach Fire Department is reminding everyone to never leave a working stove unattended, after a kitchen fire displaced three people on Tuesday morning. According to fire officials, the fire happened at Tivoli Apartments complex around 11:40 a.m. Arriving firefighters reported seeing smoke coming from a first floor apartment.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 10:52:48 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
Roanoke firefighters extinguish small fire at Taco Bell
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:13:18 -0700
Firefighters in Roanoke worked to extinguish a fire at Taco Bell on Hershberger Road that happened around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Employees first noticed the fire at about 3 p.m., while the fire inspector was in the building. Employees pointed the smoke out to the inspector before he called for crews to arrive on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 7:13:18 AM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
West Springfield townhouse fire starts in kitchen
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A kitchen fire in West Springfield resulted in no injuries Tuesday, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Units responded to a townhouse in the 8100 block of Squirrel Run Road. Two people were home and were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms. According to a tweet from 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters quickly put out the blaze in the kitchen.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Patch Virginia
Arlington firefighters respond to fire across from Clarendon Whole Foods
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:35:51 -0700
A fire at a construction site across from the Clarendon Whole Foods prompted a large fire department response this morning. Firefighters responded around 8:45 a.m. for multiple reports of a fire with flames and smoke visible from the street. They arrived to find construction workers trying to extinguish a fire outside of an under-construction building on the 2700 block of Wilson Blvd.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 6:35:51 AM - SOURCE: ARLnow.com
Storms topple trees killing driver in Henrico and two others across Virginia
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 02:15:51 -0700
The woman in Henrico was driving a red Toyota Camry west on Wilkinson Road between Brookfield Road and Chamberlayne Road, or U.S. Route 301, about 5:45 p.m. when the tree fell from the southern side of the road across several lanes and struck three vehicles, according to an officer at the scene. The Camry’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene; her identity was not immediately released.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 2:15:51 AM - SOURCE: Richmond.com
16-year-old boy charged with arson in Hopewell church fire
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:42:51 -0700
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with arson in connection with a fire last week at the Hopewell Church of the Nazarene. Police confirm the juvenile has been served six petitions for arson, two counts of burglary, trespassing, grand larceny and vandalism/destruction of property. The teen has not been identified because of his age.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 2:42:51 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
Culpeper family displaced following house fire
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:02:03 -0700
A family of six, including two children, has been displaced following a fire Friday morning that destroyed the rental house in which they were living. Multiple fire companies responded to the fire on Brock Lane, near Catalpa in Culpeper County, around 10:30 a.m. According to reports from the scene, members of the family were inside the residence when the fire started in the area of a back deck.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 4:02:03 PM - SOURCE: Culpeper Star-Exponent
Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Firefighters rescue groundhog-chasing dog
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:50:25 -0700
On Saturday morning, crews with the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department rescued a dog stuck under a garage after chasing a groundhog. Engine 512B, Engine 502B and Collapse 502 were called to assist Prince William Animal Control Officers after the dog found himself stuck approximately 15 feet under a garage slab, OWL said in a Facebook post.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 4:50:25 AM - SOURCE: Inside NoVA
Man displaced after house fire in James City County
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 21:05:07 -0700
Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 70 block of Winster Fax in the Kingsmill subdivision on Sunday. The call for the incident came in around 4:14 p.m. The homeowner reported a kitchen fire to officials. When units arrived they found heavy fire conditions among the house. The fire was brought under control at 4:49 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 9:05:07 PM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Fire in Chesapeake displaces one person, injures dog
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 13:51:24 -0700
A fire displaced one person Sunday afternoon in Chesapeake. The fire was called in around 2:46 p.m. in the 4000 block of Surf Avenue after neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from the back of a home, Assistant Fire Marshal Capt. Steve Bradley said. Chesapeake fire crews arrived and found smoke coming from the attic.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 1:51:24 PM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
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