Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News
State Fire Marshal charges Upshur County Man after he allegedly sets house on fire with parents sleeping in it
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:43:54 -0700
The West Virginia Fire Marshal's Office announced that arson charges have been filed against a man in connection with a fire set to his residence early Friday morning. According to the Fire Marshal's office, Hunter Ray Shreve, 23, of Buckhannon is charged with first-degree arson. Investigators believe Shreve set a fire to his home, on Old Elkins Road in Buckhannon, where his parents were sleeping.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 3:43:54 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Jefferson County woman dies in two-vehicle crash
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
A Jefferson County woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the Leetown area Sunday morning, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Tiffany Colangelo, 25, who “reportedly was listed” as a Ranson resident, was a passenger in one of the vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Hagerstown Herald-Mail - Metered Site
Fire marshals probe rash of suspicious fires in Mineral County
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:45:24 -0700
The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a number of suspicious fires in Mineral County. According to authorities, the fires began July 5 with the latest blaze occurring August 12. The fires have been in Keyser and Piedmont. Assistant State Fire Marshal Joe Vacchio said the majority of the fires are “extremely similar.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 10:45:24 AM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
91st annual West Virginia State Firemen’s Association Convention in Charles Town
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The citizen’s fire company hosted the 91st annual West Virginia State Firemen’s Association Convention. Firefighters from all over West Virginia gathered at the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town for the 91st convention. The state fire marshal says he looks forward to the event every year and there is a need for more volunteer firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV 25
Ridgeley resident suing the county over noise from fire alarm
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:55:45 -0700
The Mineral County Commission is one of three parties that have had a civil action case brought against them by Ridgeley resident Mike Taccino for the excessive noise level caused by a fire alarm mounted on a pole near his home. During the Tuesday morning meeting of the county commission, Drew Brubaker, county coordinator, announced the civil action was issued not only to the commission, but also to the Ridgeley Fire Department, and the fire chief of that department.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 1:55:45 AM - SOURCE: Mineral Daily News-Tribune
14 fire departments receive grants from West Virginia American Water
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
West Virginia American Water announced the recipients of their Firefighting Support Grant Program on Wednesday, August 14th, 2019. This is the sixth year the company has sent assistance to help local fire departments across the mountain state. In 2019, the program provided $12,000 that was divided between 14 departments in seven counties.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WOWK-TV CBS 13
Follow Up: Ordinance adopted for fire station in Fairmont
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 22:48:13 -0700
The future East Side Fire Station took a major step forward Tuesday at the Fairmont City Council meeting. Following a public hearing earlier in the meeting, council adopted an ordinance allowing the fire station project to proceed. The ordinance is for “authorizing and approving the design, acquisition, construction and equipping of a new fire station to be constructed on real property located in the vicinity of 828 Vermont Ave.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 10:48:13 PM - SOURCE: Fairmont Times West Virginian
Construction crew strikes gas line in Morgantown shopping center
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:45:20 -0700
A construction crew installing fiber-optic lines at Suncrest Towne Centre hit a 12-inch gas line on Tuesday, causing several businesses to be evacuated. Star City Volunteer Firefighter John Hitchens said they received the call shortly before 1:45 p.m. The building housing Primanti Bros and several other businesses, the professional buildings that house PNC Bank, realtor.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 6:45:20 PM - SOURCE: WV Metro News
Fairmont City Council decides on construction of new East Side Fire Station
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:43:41 -0700
Fairmont City Council met Tuesday evening and to hold a final reading of an ordinance for the construction and equipping of a new fire station to be known as be known as the East Side Fire Station. The council unanimously adopted the ordinance for the construction of the department, and it will be located near Vermont Avenue.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 6:43:41 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV NBC 12
Multiple crews respond to scene of fire at former rehabilitation center in Preston County
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Multiple crews responded to the scene of a fire at a former rehabilitation center in Kingwood on Monday morning. 911 officials said the fire at Olympic Center Preston Inc. originally began around midnight on Saturday, but rekindled on Monday morning. The Reedsville, Albright, Masontown and Tunnelton Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene, according to 911 officials.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV NBC 12 Clarksburg
Negotiations ongoing over Weirton fire lawsuit
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 07:40:57 -0700
Officials expect a lawsuit filed by the union representing Weirton’s firefighters against the city administration to be resolved sometime within the next couple of weeks. Filed in June by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 948, the lawsuit seeks to stop the city from creating the position of public safety director for the city, as well as establishing a 212 hour over 28 day work rotation.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 7:40:57 AM - SOURCE: Weirton Daily Times
One dead in Logan County fire
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 08:18:50 -0700
One person was found dead after a fire. It happened just after 2:30 a.m. Monday on Amethyst Drive. Officials with the Man Fire Department say the blaze spread to two neighboring homes. "My door bell was just ringing and ringing and I thought my door bell was stuck for some reason. But my husband unlocked it and the man said 'you need to get out because, your neighbors house is on fire,'" said next door homeowner, Sandy Collins.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 8:18:50 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Fire destroys Parkersburg home
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:44:42 -0700
PHOTOS: William Dowler had just finished using a brush hog on his farm and was putting his tractor away in a building when he saw smoke on top of his house Monday evening. The fire at 243 Farm View Drive, off Lost Pavement Road, in Wood County apparently started at the front of the two-story wood farmhouse in the living room area, said Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Stewart.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 10:44:42 PM - SOURCE: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
West Virginia Forestry dispatches members to guard against wildfires in Oregon
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The West Virginia Division of Forestry (WV DOF) has dispatched a 20-person crew to help Oregon guard against the risk of wildfires. “Oregon expects to experience lightning during the next couple of days,” said Deputy State Fire Manager Jeremy Jones. “The lightning strikes may start wildfires.” On Friday, Aug.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: My Buckhannon
Fire destroys vacant home in Piedmont
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 01:44:26 -0700
Fire demolished a fifth vacant home in the Mineral-Allegany county are early Monday, when firefighters were called to 89 E. Hampshire St. in Piedmont at approximately 2:30 a.m. According to one firefighter on the scene, the flames were shooting 50 feet into the air when the first company arrived on the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 1:44:26 AM - SOURCE: Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Structure fire in Elkhorn causes severe damage, no injuries
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Several McDowell County fire departments responded to a structure fire in Elkhorn, on Wednesday evening. A home on Elkhorn Station Road caught fire resulting in severe damage. Gary Volunteer Fire Department, Anawalt Volunteer Fire Department, Bramwell Volunteer Fire Department, Kimball Volunteer Fire Department, and Keystone Volunteer Fire Department responded.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Multiple crews respond to motor home fire in Taylor County
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Multiple crews responded to the scene of a motor home fire in Taylor County on Wednesday morning. According to 911 dispatch, the fire began just after 5:40 a.m. at the Pleasant Creek Campground near Tygart Lake. Grafton, Philippi and Flemington Fire Departments, along with Taylor County EMS responded to the scene.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Happy 75th birthday, Smokey Bear
Fri, 09 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
On Aug. 9, 1944, Smokey Bear was born. More accurately, that’s when he was authorized by the U.S. Forest Service to be used in an advertising campaign addressing wildfire concerns during World War II. Now, 75 years later, the bear is still around in what is the longest public service advertising campaign in U.
- PUB DATE: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Daily Mail WV
Wheeling residents want answers on Public Safety Building
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Many people came to Tuesday’s Wheeling City Council meeting to voice their opinions on different subjects, with the proposed user fee and Public Safety Building as the big topics. Eight different people took the podium after the original proposition’s reading with questions ranging from the legality of imposing a user fee on Wheeling city workers.
- PUB DATE: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTOV-TV Fox 9
Fire damages South Elkins home
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 21:51:52 -0700
Fire damaged a home in South Elkins Wednesday morning, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. The cause of the blaze at the house at 1314 South Davis Avenue remains uncertain. The family living in the home escaped without injury, and a dog and cat that were trapped on the second floor were rescued.
- PUB DATE: 8/7/2019 9:51:52 PM - SOURCE: The Inter-Mountain
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