Daily Dispatch: Virginia News
Firefighter hurt battling vacant Carrollton house fire
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:50:18 -0700
A firefighter was hurt Sunday night battling a fire on Kings Cove Way in Carrollton, not far from the James River Bridge. Firefighters were called out to a vacant home in the 23000 block of Kings Way Cove shortly before 11 p.m. Arriving units found the single-story residence fully engulfed in smoke and flames.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 4:50:18 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
Interim Fire Chief named permanent head of division by Hampton City Manager
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 03:18:37 -0700
Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent Fire Chief. It is especially gratifying to have found the best candidate for this critical role internally.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 3:18:37 AM - SOURCE: Hampton, VA
Firefighters battle fire at Timberlake Motel
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 06:44:21 -0700
VIDEO: The Timberlake Motel is partially open today as crews continue to clean-up after the blaze. The Brookville-Timberlake Fire Department received a call around 11 last night of a structure fire at the motel. The fire began in room 107 and damage spread to nearby rooms, and they are blocked off at this time.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 6:44:21 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13
Fire breaks out inside Portsmouth home
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:10:51 -0700
Several people are displaced following an early-morning house fire in Portsmouth. "My son woke me up and said, 'Get out. The house is on fire,'" explained Robert Gaskins. Firefighters were called out to the 300 block of Carver Circle just before 4 a.m. where they found a multiple-dwelling house was on fire.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 7:10:51 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
King George church hosts barbecue to thank first responders
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:25:33 -0700
“Let us thank God for food when others are hungry. Let us thank God for water when others are thirsty. Let us thank God for friends when others are alone.” The Rev. Lee Gandiya delivered that fitting grace as about 220 people began digging into barbecue Saturday evening under two big white tents erected in the parking lot of St.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 9:25:33 PM - SOURCE: Fredericksburg.com
Petersburg: Teens accused of throwing smoke bomb into CVS now facing new charges
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:40:01 -0700
Just 24 hours after meeting with Petersburg's Assistant Fire Marshal about a CVS smoke bomb incident, two of the three teens involved are now facing new charges, this time for an incident involving a BB gun. On June 2nd, surveillance camera video shows three teens at the entrance to the CVS on Crater Road in Petersburg.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 3:40:01 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
City of Harrisonburg votes to increase rate paid for emergency transports
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:10:33 -0700
An increase to the fees paid by insurance companies to reimburse transportation costs by emergency response teams in Harrisonburg was approved by city council on Tuesday evening. Virginia Code § 38.2-3407.9 allows localities to charge for the price of providing the services and the city has not changed its rates in nearly a decade.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:10:33 PM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV 3 News
Girl Scouts add pollinator garden at Prince William County Fire Station
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:38:29 -0700
Natalie Korzuch was looking for ideas for her Girl Scout Silver Award project. She found it visiting the Bee Store in Lake Ridge. “I went in there not knowing what my Silver Award project was going to be, and I came out knowing exactly what I wanted to do,” she said. Natalie, 14, recently planted a pollinator garden and worked with Prince William County Fire and Rescue Station 26, at 5026 Davis Ford Road, to make it happen, according to a county news release.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 11:38:29 AM - SOURCE: Inside NoVA
Fairfax fire, rescue department celebrating 70 years of service
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 06:26:05 -0700
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. In 1949, the Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of firefighters for each of the volunteer stations. In addition, supervisors approved the installation of a central fire-alarm system so police dispatchers “would dispatch the engines from the department or departments nearest the fire and this would eliminate a great deal of confusion,” officials said.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 6:26:05 AM - SOURCE: Inside NoVa
Family thanks Henrico firefighters who helped deliver their baby
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:09:39 -0700
A Henrico family is thanking a crew of firefighters for their quick response in helping deliver their baby girl. Aly Elliott, a Mother-Infants Nurse at VCU, woke up on April 19 to stomach pains. "At one point [Chris asked] could this be contractions and I said no, this is more like spasmodic stomach pains," Aly said.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 3:09:39 AM - SOURCE: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
Lynchburg planner, Amherst fire chief to run for county supervisor seat
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:43:46 -0700
Clifford resident Tom Martin, the City of Lynchburg's chief planner, is running for the District 1 seat on the Amherst County Board of Supervisors. Martin, 47, qualified to run for the seat held the past four years by Kenneth Campbell, who said he is stepping down at the end of the year. An Amherst native, Martin said he is a product of Amherst County Public Schools and was one of the lucky ones to come back to the county and have a successful career.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 7:43:46 AM - SOURCE: Lynchburg News & Advance
Fundraiser started for Chesapeake firefighter’s son, who’s been hospitalized 2 months
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Baby Oliver was born April 17 weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. James Wheeler says it wasn’t an easy pregnancy for his wife Lisa. “Leading up to his birth, we were already having some issues with mom Lisa here, she was pretty much going into kidney and liver failure,” he said. Doctors were also monitoring something that didn’t seem right with Oliver.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY 10 TV News
Fire engulfs Surf Rider restaurant in Poquoson
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:37:28 -0700
Multiple fire departments and agencies have responded to a fire at the restaurant Surf Rider in Poquoson. Virginia Natural Gas is on the scene helping fire officials due to the possible threat of a gas leak caused by the fire, according to information told to a News 3 reporter. Firefighters are helping control the fire from the boat due to the restaurant's proximity to the water.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 5:37:28 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Firefighters getting ready to canvas Charlottesville for fire safety
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:12:54 -0700
The Charlottesville Fire Department wants to make sure homes in one neighborhood are prepared in case of a fire. Officials will be visiting the Tenth and Page street neighborhood on June 14 and 15 as part of a Home Fire Safety Canvas. During the canvas, they will speak with residents on being prepared for a home fire emergency and check for working smoke alarms in homes.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 4:12:54 AM - SOURCE: WCAV-TV
Virginia Beach playground destroyed by fire
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 03:59:00 -0700
VIDEO: Virginia Beach firefighters put out the flames at an apartment complex playground in a matter of minutes, but residents who live in and around the Apartments at Spence Crossing are still fuming. “This is a very big disappointment for the neighborhood,” said Lady K. “This is no joke. Fire is no joke.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 3:59:00 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
Flames avoid fuel tank, but destroy shed at Suffolk recycling facility
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Fire officials are investigating what caused a major fire that destroyed an accessory shed and threatened a nearby fuel dispensing tank Monday at the Suffolk recycling center. It happened around 4:30 p.m. at the facility in the 200 block of Suburban Drive. The first firefighters to arrive reported explosions from the shed, and the flames engulfed around 10 to 15 cars that were there to be salvaged.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY- TV 10 NEWS
Franklin County Fire Chief urges caution after weekend floodwater rescue
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Several hometowns across the region are still wringing themselves dry after a weekend full of rain. The floodwaters had receded by Monday, but local first responders said they were busy with calls this weekend. In Franklin County, several areas saw flooding, including three different sections of Callaway Road.
- PUB DATE: 6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDBJ- TV NEWS 7
Two overnight fires damage hotel, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in Manassas
Sun, 09 Jun 2019 12:56:13 -0700
Unrelated fires damaged a Manassas-area hotel and the city's Krispy Kreme Doughnuts overnight. The first blaze, at Wyndham Garden Hotel on Vandor Lane, started in a laundry room about 12:55 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find smoke spreading through the building, Prince William County fire and rescue said in a news release.
- PUB DATE: 6/9/2019 12:56:13 PM - SOURCE: Inside NoVA
Firefighters battle early morning apartment fire in Williamsbridge
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters battled a blaze Monday morning in Williamsbridge. Crews were called to the scene around midnight along White Plains Road. The fire started on the second floor of the two-story building. Crews say they had the fire under control in 30 minutes. Everyone managed to make it out of the building.
- PUB DATE: 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bronx 12 News
Smoke alarm saves Henrico family
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 22:24:31 -0700
A smoke alarm helped a Henrico family escape a house fire early Saturday morning. At 4:30 a.m. Henrico firefighters responded the 2000 block of Beck Drive for the report of a house on fire. Firefighters began attacking the fire and were able to quickly extinguish it. Henrico fire officals said the family was already outside when they arrived.
- PUB DATE: 6/8/2019 10:24:31 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
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