Daily Dispatch: Virginia News
6 adults, 4 kids displaced after two house fires in Henrico
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:17:53 -0800
Two fires in Henrico County on Thursday took place within 30 minutes of each other and displaced 10 people, according to a release from Henrico Fire. The first fire, which was reported at 6:41 p.m., took place in the 2100 block of Braddock Road. The fire began when food on the stove caught fire, spreading to the kitchen cabinets above the stove.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 6:17:53 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
Firefighter experiences minor injuries, dog rescued in Franconia fire
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A firefighter sustained minor injuries, and a dog was rescued from a fire in a Franconia townhome Thursday morning. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue officials said units from Fairfax County and Alexandria City were dispatched to the fire on the 6600 block of Briarleigh Way, in the Franconia section of Fairfax County, around 10 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: LocalDVM.com
Crystal city building evacuated amid widespread bomb threats
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:53:30 -0800
An office building in Crystal City has been evacuated after a company inside reportedly received a bomb threat via email. Police and firefighters were first dispatched to 1919 S. Eads Street for a report of a bomb threat around 2:15 p.m. Among the building’s tenants are the Consumer Technology Association and Inside Washington Publishers.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 11:53:30 AM - SOURCE: ARLnow.com
Arson suspect accused of firing flare gun inside Colonial Heights bar
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:02:07 -0800
A Hopewell man is facing several charges after police say he fired a flare gun inside a Colonial Heights bar and later assaulted an officer while trying to escape custody. Police say they were called to Benny's Tavern on the Boulevard shortly after 5 a.m. on November 27 after 38-year-old Billy Ray David allegedly fired a flare gun inside the restaurant, causing fire damage to the building.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 12:02:07 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
Newport News fire crews respond to house fire
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:13:38 -0800
Firefighters in Newport News responded to a house fire in the 1st block of Magruder Road Thursday. According to department officials, the fire was around 11 p.m. and firefighters arrived four minutes after the call for the fire came in. Officials added that no one was home at the time of the fire. The house has been condemned because of fire and smoke damage.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 8:13:38 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Fallen Heroes Tree Suffolk ceremony honors police officers, first responders who lost their lives helping others
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:27:38 -0800
The Newport News Fire Department played "Amazing Grace" on the bagpipes during a ceremony at the Fallen Heroes Tree in Suffolk Wednesday night. It was a heartfelt tribute along with prayer and the calling of the names of the fallen men and women who have served as police officers and firefighters. “We tried to stay with the theme of red and blue.
- PUB DATE: 12/13/2018 4:27:38 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Hanover Fire Department responds to house fire
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:48:21 -0800
Hanover Fire Department responded to the 7100 block of Peach Orchard Lane for a report of a home fire at approximately 8:38 p.m. The residence is located in a neighborhood off Cold Harbor Road, near the Bell Creek Shopping Center. Fire officials say the outbreak took place in the attic with heavy smoke.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 7:48:21 PM - SOURCE: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
Fire officials: No injuries in Crimora house fire
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:36:50 -0800
The fire chief with Dooms Volunteer Fire Department says no one was injured after a fire broke out at a house in the 100 block of Loop Circle in Crimora Wednesday evening. Officials say two people were at home at the time of the fire, but they were able to get out to safety. According to fire officials, the fire started in the chimney, and then spread to the second floor of the home.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 5:36:50 PM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV
No one injured in fire at Cleveland Avenue home in Lynchburg
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:39:45 -0800
A fire tore through a Lynchburg home Wednesday morning, according to the Lynchburg Fire Department. Firefighters responded to the home at 224 Cleveland Avenue at 9:42 a.m. for a report of a structure fire, according to Battalion Chief Jonathan Wright. No one was injured in the blaze, Capt. Jennifer Collins said.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 7:39:45 AM - SOURCE: Nelson County Times
Firefighters rescue woman from Henrico apartment fire
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:52:17 -0800
Firefighters responded to a fire at a West End apartment complex. Crews were called to the 4900 block of Beaver Lane, off Bremmer Boulevard between Staples Mill and West Broad Street, in Henrico County at about 10:15 a.m. Heavy fire was reported on the first floor of a three-story building. Upon arrival, firefighters found a woman trapped inside of her apartment.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 10:52:17 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
Danville EMS and firefighters join forces to help residents during storm
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:44:11 -0800
The Danville Life Saving Crew doesn't get snow snow days, plus they've been pretty busy since the storm hit. Niw, the Danville Life Saving Crew and Danville Fire Department are joining forces to make sure they're getting to folks in need in these slick conditions. Sue Glass had a serious health emergency in the midst of Sunday's storm, and had almost lost hope until help arrived.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 3:44:11 PM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue captain crashes county vehicle, charged with DUI
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800
A court date for a Loudoun County fire captain involved in an alleged drunken driving crash while using a county vehicle has been set for January. Montgomery County, Maryland, police said Loudoun Fire and Rescue Capt. Brandon Billingsley was involved in a three-car crash around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 in Damascus, Maryland.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Loudoun Times-Mirror
Winchester city schedules input session for fire chief search
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:36:23 -0800
As it launches a search for a new fire and rescue chief, city officials will hold a public input session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday to hear from residents, businesses and community organizations. The session in the Shawnee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company’s Social Hall at the corner of Valor Drive and Weems Lane will be led by representatives from GovHR USA, the Illinois firm hired by Winchester to help with the nationwide recruitment effort.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 3:36:23 AM - SOURCE: Winchester Star
Three people, two pets displaced after Virginia Beach house fire
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:06:39 -0800
A fire forced a family of seven out of their home in the 400 block of Elmont Road just two weeks before Christmas. The call came in at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Photo: Virginia Beach Fire Department Authorities with the Virginia Beach Fire Department said smoke and fire damage could be found throughout the two-story home.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 5:06:39 PM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
License plate initiative proposed to honor fallen Hanover County Lieutenant Brad Clark
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:47:04 -0800
Hanover Fire-EMS and Melanie Clark are teaming up to honor her late husband, fallen firefighter Lieutenant Brad Clark, with personalized license plates. Lieutenant Clark was killed in October while responding to a call on I-295 when a car plowed into his fire truck. Hanover Fire says Melanie Clark reached out to them with the idea and they are now working on designs.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 4:47:04 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
Former Harrisonburg Fire Department employee breaks into, steals from fire station twice
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:11:10 -0800
A former Harrisonburg Fire Department employee is accused of breaking into and stealing from a city fire station on two separate occasions. Christopher Mawyer, 26, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony breaking and entering and two counts of felony grand larceny. On Sunday, staff called police after noticing equipment missing from two trucks at Harrisonburg Fire Station #4 on the 200 block of East Rock Street.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 8:11:10 PM - SOURCE: WHSV ABC 3
Trailer in Altavista destroyed in fire
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:28:33 -0800
The Altavista Fire Department said firefighters, along with the Evington Volunteer Fire Department, and Campbell County Public Safety were called out to a structure fire Monday afternoon. They said the first firefighters responded to find a single wide trailer showing flames from multiple sides. They said firefighters had to attack fast to protect an oil tank exposure.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 2:28:33 PM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13
Hero in Chesapeake saves choking three-year-old girl
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:53:11 -0800
Emergency officials are commending a woman who saved the day after a three-year-old girl started choking. Assistant Fire Marshal Captain Steve Bradley said the girl was choking at Egg Bistro in Chesapeake on Saturday and an unidentified woman performed the Heimlich maneuver. Waitress Heather Wade said she was in the middle of taking someone’s order when she heard a screaming.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 4:53:11 PM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
Powhatan Fire and Rescue earns national recognition for recruitment, retention efforts
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 02:11:18 -0800
The Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Department recently received a national award that recognizes its outstanding efforts in volunteer recruitment and retention. Fire and Rescue Chief Steven Singer was flown in November to attend the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ annual East Coast conference in Clearwater, Florida to receive the award.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2018 2:11:18 AM - SOURCE: Richmond.com
Dennis Brent, former Palmyra, Charlottesville firefighter, honored by community
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 04:53:54 -0800
A Line of Duty Death funeral service was held Saturday at the Ridge Street fire station in honor of Dennis Brent, a former Palmyra and Charlottesville firefighter who died December 1st. Hundreds of men and women that Brent had touched the lives of shed tears and even some laughs remembering the positivity that Brent always brought to others throughout his life.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2018 4:53:54 AM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
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