Daily Dispatch: Virginia News
One dead, two injured after car crashes into James River
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:00:20 -0700
A car crashed into the James River Thursday, killing the driver and injuring two passengers, police said. Lynchburg police and firefighters responded at approximately 11:30 a.m. to the southern bank of the river near U.S. Pipe at 7th Street, police spokesperson Carrie Dungan said. Emergency crews and citizen bystanders pulled three people from the vehicle, which overturned and was partially submerged in the river waters.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 2:00:20 PM - SOURCE: Lynchburg News & Advance
Guinea pigs, bearded dragon rescued from Chesapeake townhouse fire
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 13:42:17 -0700
A handful of pets were rescued from a townhouse fire in the 3900 block of Springwood Court in the Bowers Hill section of Chesapeake. The call came in just before 2 p.m., and crews arrived on scene 9 minutes later to find smoke and flames coming from the front entrance of one of the apartments. The fire was marked under control at 1:33 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/10/2019 1:42:17 PM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Virginia Beach firefighter who rescued two children from burning mobile home named Firefighter of theYear
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:09:05 -0700
The Virginia Beach Fire Department recognized one of its own heroes who rescued two children from a burning trailer last December. During the department's annual awards ceremony at Landstown High School Wednesday night, Mitchell Riley was named the 2019 Virginia Beach Firefighter of the Year. Late last year, Riley saved a 7-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy from a burning trailer.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 8:09:05 PM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Warren County firefighters rescue people trapped in house fire
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:42:55 -0700
Crews from Warren County stations and Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential house fire with multiple people trapped at 80 Smelser Lane in the Browntown area at 7:09 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find a detached, two-car garage engulfed in flames, the department release states. Responders saw flames spreading to an adjoining, single-family home and shed.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 3:42:55 PM - SOURCE: The Northern Virginia Daily
Board Donates $25K to Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Rescue
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:00:12 -0700
A big donation is helping keep people in Fluvanna County safe. The Lake Monticello Owners' Association Board donated $25,000 to the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Rescue (LMVFR). "We're very fortunate here in that the fire department and rescue. Water rescue have a very excellent working relationship with Lake Monticello, all their staff, police, the highway department if you will, we work together everyday hand and hand," said Fire Chief Rich Constantino.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 2:00:12 PM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC29
Harrisonburg Fire Department marks fire prevention week with exhibits
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:41:25 -0700
Lieutenant Erin Stehle with the Harrisonburg Fire Department said they are hosting field trips with children in school to talk about fire safety. "The things that they're learning here, the displays, if their parents aren't here then that opens up that door of communication so that when they do get home they're able to talk to their family about what they've learned," said Stehle.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 9:41:25 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 News
Danville's fire chief talks about city's growth a year after Hurricane Michael
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:44:23 -0700
This week marks one year since Hurricane Michael made landfall. In Danville, the storm caused millions of dollars in damage. "We've been through several emergencies but Michael hit us more than, it caused more damage than I can remember in my history," said Fire Chief David Eagle in a sit-down interview.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 7:44:23 AM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
Virginia Department of Fire Programs Receives $286K from Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 07:02:13 -0700
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) has been awarded $286,000 in federal grant funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to replace obsolete equipment for the state’s Heavy Technical Rescue training programs, tow vehicles, and thermal imaging cameras and equipment to monitor dangerous conditions during live-fire training exercises.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 7:02:13 AM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC29
Chesapeake Fire Department offers tips, tricks during fire prevention week
Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Chesapeake Fire Department posting tips and tricks on social media to remind residents about Fire Prevention Week. National Fire Prevention Week is observed in the United States and Canada during the week that October 9 falls. In 2019, the week is observed from October 6 to October 12. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire.
- PUB DATE: 10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NewsNow 13 ABC Chesapeake
Update: Forest fire continues to burn in Jefferson Forest
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 03:53:49 -0700
The forest fire that started last week continued to burn. Known as the Cliff Fire because of the rugged landscape, it continues to burn over three to five acres. While increased humidity reduced the amount of visible smoke, officials said it is thirty percent contained and will most likely keep burning for a few days.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 3:53:49 AM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
Three generations of active, future Virginia Beach firefighters featured on social media
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The Virginia Beach Fire Department featured a family of three generations of active and future firefighters in a sweet photo meant to highlight how to future of the department is strong. The pictures captured District Chief Dennis Keane, his grandson Grayson Keane, and is Grayson's dad, Firefighter Matt Keane.
- PUB DATE: 10/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NewsNow 13 ABC Norfolk
Suspect blows up in court as investigators testify how they tied him to a Norfolk homicide and arson
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:57:05 -0700
No one saw James Knowles beat 30-year-old Demont A. Brooks to death or set fire to his apartment. But District Judge Tasha Scott ruled prosecutor Phil Evans had presented enough circumstantial evidence against Knowles, who’s charged with second degree murder and arson, to send his case to a grand jury and up to the higher Circuit Court, keeping it on track for trial.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 2:57:05 PM - SOURCE: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com
One person killed, another injured in Sterling town house fire
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 07:40:54 -0700
Loudoun County firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from a two-story townhouse and requested a Rapid Intervention Task Force and second alarm for assistance. Emergency crews found one adult outside the residence suffering from burn injuries. Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire from both the interior and exterior of the townhouse and continued searching for additional occupants.
- PUB DATE: 10/6/2019 7:40:54 AM - SOURCE: Inside NoVA
Norfolk Fire-Rescue cut grass for elderly man whose arm ‘got tangled’ in mower
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 21:43:13 -0700
VIDEO: Norfolk Fire-Rescue helped an elderly man, first by treating him for a traumatic injury he received while doing yard work, then by finishing up his lawn job. According to the department, Engine 4 and Medic 4 crews responded to the man’s home after his arm got caught in a mulching machine. Medics treated him at the scene, then took him to the emergency room.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2019 9:43:13 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
Chesterfield Fire crews battle brush fire during burn ban
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:42:50 -0700
VIDEO: Chesterfield County Fire responded to a small brush fire on Indian Hill Road at Woods Edge Road around 6:30 p.m. Chesterfield Fire Lt. Jason Elmore said the fire was marked under control at 7:30 p.m. This brush fire comes during a burn ban for the county. Chesterfield implemented the ban because of the lack of rain in recent weeks.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2019 5:42:50 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
Martinsville warehouse fire breaks out
Sat, 05 Oct 2019 16:40:34 -0700
A fire at a Southern Finishing warehouse (801 E Church St.) broke out Saturday after a spark lighted up sawdust contained in a dustbin. According to Martinsville Fire Chief, Ted Anderson, the dustbin could hold the equivalent of a tractor-trailer's worth of dust. The scene is under control, but still being worked.
- PUB DATE: 10/5/2019 4:40:34 PM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
Firefighter among 2 injured in fire at Henrico Wendy's
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 08:15:42 -0700
A Henrico firefighter was among two people injured in a fire Saturday night at a Wendy’s restaurant. Henrico Fire responded to a reported fire inside the restaurant in the 8300 block of Brook Road at approximately 10:12 p.m. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke coming from the restaurant. The building was safely evacuated, and firefighters worked for hours to bring the blaze under control.
- PUB DATE: 10/7/2019 8:15:42 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
Two firefighters injured in Lynchburg town home fire
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:10:15 -0700
A collection of Lynchburg townhomes erupted in flames Thursday, destroying much of the interior of the homes and displacing at least four families. Two firefighters sustained heat-related injuries as they attacked the source of the blaze. No other injuries were reported. Emergency crews responded to the townhome complex off Old Forest Road shortly after 6 p.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 8:10:15 PM - SOURCE: Lynchburg News & Advance
Burn bans issued as drought continues in Central Virginia
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 18:44:59 -0700
Multiple counties throughout Central Virginia are issuing “burn bans” to reduce the risk of dangerous fires in dry weather. Henrico, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, New Kent and Prince George are among the counties that instituted bans Thursday due to the lack of rainfall across the area. Forest lands, brushlands and fields have become so dry or parched it has created “an extraordinary fire hazard throughout the county,” according to Chesterfield County Fire and EMS.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 6:44:59 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV NEWS CBS 6
Firefighters gather in Franklin County to learn basics of battling wildfires
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 14:52:44 -0700
Firefighters from all over the region gathered in Franklin County Thursday to learn the basics of battling wildfires. In the Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve, trainees from area fire departments, the Department of Conservation, and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries took part in the training hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
- PUB DATE: 10/3/2019 2:52:44 PM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
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