|Daily Dispatch: Virginia News|
|Charlottesville kennel catches fire; about 10 animals in critical condition|
|Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:42:59 -0700|
Firefighters, police, and veterinarians — both on the clock and off-duty — responded to help rescue 75 cats and dogs, several of them in critical condition, from a burning kennel Sunday evening. The Charlottesville Fire Department received a call about Pet Paradise at 601 Concord Ave. at 6:25 p.m. and arrived on the scene a few minutes later, according to Battalion Chief Joe Phillips.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 5:42:59 AM - SOURCE: Fredericksburg.com
|Seven rescued from burning home in South Norfolk|
|Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:42:03 -0700|
VIDEO: Chesapeake firefighters rescued seven family members from their burning home early Monday morning. The fire began around 3:35 a.m. in the 1300 block of 21st Street in the South Norfolk neighborhood. Firefighters used ground ladders to rescue the five adults and two children from the second floor.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 3:42:03 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
|Fire in Chesterfield home’s kitchen sends 2 to hospital|
|Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:42:50 -0700|
VIDEO: Two people have been hospitalized after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a Chesterfield County home Sunday evening. Firefighters were called to the home in the 6400 block of Meadowburm Drive for a structure fire at 6 p.m. Officials told a CBS 6 News crew on the scene that something cooking on the stove started the fire.
- PUB DATE: 8/18/2019 4:42:50 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
|Courtland: Fire crews put out fire at Southampton High School|
|Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
PHOTO: Fire and rescue crews responded to a fire at Southampton High School on Sunday morning. Capron Fire & Rescue, Franklin Fire & Rescue and Courtland Rescue responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the school building. Crews arrived but didn't find any smoke or fire coming from the facility.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: ABC 13 NewsNow
|6 without a home after lightning sparks Henrico house fire|
|Thu, 15 Aug 2019 14:51:34 -0700|
A family of six are without a home after lightning struck their house and sparked a blaze in Henrico. Fire crews were called to the 200 block of Linstead Road following reports that a house had been struck by lightning. Firefighters encountered large fire shooting from the attic and roof of the home.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 2:51:34 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
|Smoke detector helps Richmond family escape house fire|
|Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
Four people are without a home following Friday morning house fire on Geffert Lane in Richmond. Crews were called to the blaze at around 8:45 a.m. and found heavy smoke inside the home. Approximately 25 firefighters and seven companies responded to the scene. It took roughly 15 minutes to mark the fire under control.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV 8 News
|Lynchburg Fire Department Conducting Cancer Awareness Campaign|
|Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:25:43 -0700|
The Lynchburg Fire Department is conducting its annual Cancer Awareness Campaign by selling specially designed t-shirts and sweatshirts. This year’s shirt design pays tribute to the 10th anniversary of the campaign. Proceeds will benefit the Centra Foundation’s Mammograms Annually A Must (MAAM) Fund/Alan B.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 7:25:43 AM - SOURCE: City of Lynchburg, VA
|Chesterfield house fire possibly sparked by lightning strike|
|Thu, 15 Aug 2019 13:43:57 -0700|
Four people have been displaced after a Chesterfield house fire that is believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike. Firefighters responded to the fire in the 4800 block of Shepherds Mill Drive around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. The flames broke out during a thunderstorm storm that passed through Chesterfield Thursday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 1:43:57 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
|South Hill Fire Department wins support for truck purchase|
|Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:04:31 -0700|
South Hill Fire Chief Rosser Wells came before South Hill Town Council on Monday night to seek the town’s support for a fixed-rate 10-year note in the amount of $700,000 to pay for a new fire truck for the department. The town was not asked to provide any funds, and according to Wells, the last 10-year note the fire department purchased was paid off in less than seven years, thanks to the generosity of the community members who support the SHVFD.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:04:31 PM - SOURCE: SoVaNow TV News
|Local girls find role models in Chesapeake Fire Department through Camp Fury|
|Thu, 15 Aug 2019 02:39:20 -0700|
VIDEO: A local camp is connecting local girls with the elite women of the Chesapeake Fire Department. The City of Chesapeake is joining with the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for Camp Fury August 12 through August 16. The camp, which is also in Norfolk and Hampton during the summer, introduces girls to the typically male-dominated careers of firefighting, policing and emergency service careers.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 2:39:20 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
|Four displaced after lightning strike ignites Norfolk home|
|Wed, 14 Aug 2019 18:39:53 -0700|
Four people have been forced out of their home after a fire in the 3500 block of Dominion Avenue Wednesday night. Firefighters with Norfolk Fire-Rescue arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the attic of the two-story home. After extinguishing all visible flames and checking for hot spots, fire officials announced everyone made it out of the house safely.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 6:39:53 PM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
|Danville fire crews respond to electrical fire|
|Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:05:30 -0700|
The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 920 Roberts Street Aug. 14 at 2:15 a.m. Crews arrived at 2:21 am and found a small two-story house with nothing showing from the street. Engine 3’s crew (from Industrial Ave fire station) investigated the scene and found the basement of the house was full of smoke.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:05:30 PM - SOURCE: Chatham Star-Tribune
|Fairfax County: 2-Alarm Fire At Kingstowne Townhouse Displaces 3|
|Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
A two-alarm fire at a Kingstowne townhouse early Tuesday displaced two residents and a neighbor, according to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. No one was injured in the fire. Units responded to the three-story home in the 6100 block of Joust Lane around 4:22 a.m. Firefighters found fire on all three floors extending into the attic and a neighboring townhouse.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Patch Virginia
|Officials: 2 children, 6 adults displaced in Norfolk apartment fire|
|Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
VIDEO: Eight people were displaced early Wednesday morning after an apartment building in Norfolk caught fire. Chief Damon Langley with Norfolk Fire-Rescue said firefighters were called to the 1000 block of W. 37th Street around 3:45 a.m. Crews arrived on scene and found heavy fire showing from the second floor of the building.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY- TV 10 NEWS
|Judge orders Warren County arson suspect held in jail|
|Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:40:02 -0700|
A Warren County man remains in jail accused of setting fire to a family member’s home in July. Carl Wayne Robinson appeared in Warren County General District Court on Tuesday where he stands charged with arson of an occupied dwelling. A warrant for his arrest on the charge identifies Robinson and Carolyn Funk as the property’s owners.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 2:40:02 PM - SOURCE: Northern Virginia Daily
|Lynchburg Fire Department commemorates 10 years raising funds to fight cancer|
|Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:49:10 -0700|
VIDEO: The event raises money for the Alan B. Pearson Cancer Patient Support Fund by selling t-shirts and sweaters. This year's design pays tribute to the 10th anniversary of the campaign. Leaders say it's been a successful campaign because of their commitment to fighting the disease. "We either have firefighters that have cancer, or we have firefighter's family members who have cancer, we have community members who have cancer, so it's just so important for us to get the word out and be able to raise some money to support some cancer initiatives here in the city of Lynchburg," said fire chief Greg Wormser.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 3:49:10 PM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
|Deck collapsed, family being helped after fire at Fairfax County townhouse|
|Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
A deck collapsed and a family is being helped by the Red Cross after a townhouse fire in Kingstowne, Virginia early Tuesday morning. Fairfax County firefighters were called to the 6100 block of Joust for a report of a fire around 4:25 a.m. They found flames coming from the rear of a an end of row town home.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV 9 News
|Vienna Volunteer Fire Department chief wins national honor|
|Tue, 13 Aug 2019 04:35:28 -0700|
John Morrison visited the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department with his Boy Scout troop when he was 15, joined the department a year later and subsequently rose to the top. “I never really grew out of the childhood loving-fire-engines-and-ambulances phase,” said Morrison, who became an Eagle Scout and has served as the department’s chief since 2010.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 4:35:28 AM - SOURCE: Inside NoVA
|3 injured in 2-alarm fire that swept through Woodbridge town homes|
|Sun, 11 Aug 2019 19:46:13 -0700|
Three people were injured after a two-alarm fire swept through two Woodbridge townhomes Sunday evening. A total of eight adults were displaced from three homes. Firefighters responded to the 1800 block of Tilletson Place around 5:55 p.m. following reports of a townhouse on fire. Arriving firefighters saw flames from two townhouses.
- PUB DATE: 8/11/2019 7:46:13 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
|Phil Warner named as new Powhatan County Fire and Rescue Chief|
|Mon, 12 Aug 2019 02:22:14 -0700|
After serving for several months as acting fire and rescue chief, veteran firefighter Phil Warner stepped into the role full-time on Aug. 1. Warner, who previously served as the assistant chief, brings almost 30 years of volunteer and career firefighter experience to the role. He got his start as a volunteer with the Fine Creek Volunteer Fire Department in 1990 and became a life member there after 15 years.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 2:22:14 AM - SOURCE: Richmond News