|Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News|
|Column: Preventing fire deaths through fire prevention public education|
|Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800|
Another tragic fire. Another family destroyed. Another community in shock. Another fire department reeling. It’s a headline you never want to read, but even more devastating during the holiday season; “5 Ohio children killed in house fire.” I spoke with Samantha Hoffmann, a fire prevention officer with the Barrie (ON) Fire and Emergency Service about the incident.
- PUB DATE: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Firerescue1
|Water rescue turns into mystery accident in Ceredo|
|Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:59:17 -0800|
A water rescue Wednesday quickly turned into a mystery car crash just outside of Ceredo when neighbors told rescue crews the submerged truck had likely been in the James River for three days. William White noticed a hairpin turn warning sign had been knocked down Sunday on James River Road beside his home.
- PUB DATE: 12/12/2018 8:59:17 PM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
|Martinsburg fire chief resigns|
|Tue, 11 Dec 2018 22:29:15 -0800|
Martinsburg officials confirmed that City Fire Department Chief Paul Bragg has resigned his post, effective Monday, but provided no explanation as to why he decided to step down. “Chief Paul Bragg has resigned his position as the Fire Chief for the City of Martinsburg Fire Department, effective December 10, 2018,” said Martinsburg legal counsel Kin Sayre in an email released Tuesday.
- PUB DATE: 12/11/2018 10:29:15 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
|Man dies in weekend Fairmont house fire|
|Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:21:09 -0800|
A 49 year-old-man died in Saturday's house fire on Jo Street in Fairmont, said Fairmont Fire Chief Ed Simmons. Reported at 6:31 a.m., Simmons said the man’s remains have been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston. His identity or official cause of death has not yet been released.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 4:21:09 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
|Fire destroys Kanawha County home on Campbells Creek Drive|
|Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:36:13 -0800|
A Kanawha County family is homeless after fire destroyed their house on Campbells Creek Drive. Metro 911 said it happened about 6:30 a.m. Monday in the Blount area. The chief of the Malden Volunteer Fire Department said family members were home at the time, but were able to get out safely. Members of the Kanawha County Ambulance authority worked to save the life of a pet cat but it did not survive.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 1:36:13 PM - SOURCE: WVAH-TV Fox11
|Barbour County man accused of trying to set trailer on fire|
|Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:51:21 -0800|
West Virginia State Police arrested a Philippi man accused of trying to set a trailer on fire. On December 8, police responded to 1699 West Teter Creek Road in Philippi after a woman reported that her son, Doyle Summerfield Jr., 21, had set a book on fire and placed it on his mattress. The woman told 911 dispatchers that she had put out the fire, and her son left the home on foot with a knife, according to police.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 9:51:21 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
|Failed Marion County fire levy presents fears for volunteer departments|
|Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:35:12 -0800|
After a narrowly failed fire levy in the most recent election, an official with the Marion County Firefighters Association fears some of the local volunteer fire departments may have to close their doors due to financial restraints. The levy, which would have provided funds for the county’s 13 volunteer fire departments, received 59.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 6:35:12 AM - SOURCE: WVMetroNews
|Fire destroys Nutter Fort home|
|Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:50:12 -0800|
Multiple departments responded to a house fire in Harrison County Saturday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 in the afternoon on Illinois Avenue in Nutter Fort Crews arrived to find a working fire at the home with smoke pouring from the roof. No injuries were reported from the fire, and at least one pet was seen escaping from the house.
- PUB DATE: 12/9/2018 6:50:12 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
|Salt Rock home destroyed in early Saturday morning fire|
|Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:32:59 -0800|
Three people escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in Salt Rock. Firefighters said fire engulfed the home located in the 1500 block of Terry Road near Madison Creek, in Cabell County. It happened just before 7 a.m. The Salt Rock Volunteer Fire Chief said two adults and one disabled child were able to safely make it out of the home but four chickens did die.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2018 9:32:59 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
|Teenager dies in two-vehicle crash in Fayette County|
|Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:44:57 -0800|
One person has died after a car crash Sunday night in Fayette County. Two cars crashed on Deepwater Mountain Road at the intersection of Armstrong Creek Road near Adena Village about 6:20 p.m., according to a news release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. One driver had to be extricated by firefighters and was taken to Montgomery General hospital for treatment.
- PUB DATE: 12/10/2018 1:44:57 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
|Vacant house fires rise as temperatures fall in Parkersburg|
|Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:20:44 -0800|
Parkersburg firefighters extinguished a blaze Thursday morning in the 1200 block of Laird Avenue, the latest in a series of recent incidents involving fires in vacant structures as people seek shelter from the cold. The house at 1210 Laird Ave. had “no utilities, vacant home, squatters had been staying there,” Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 9:20:44 PM - SOURCE: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
|Mason VFD reports one person sustains burns in Tuesday evening fire battled by multiple departments|
|Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:03:48 -0800|
Firefighters battled a blaze in Mason County that could be seen from a mile away and in which one person received burns. The Mason Volunteer Fire Department said in Facebook post the fire occurred about 7 p.m. Tuesday on Adamsville Road near the fire department. All of the residents were able to get out of one the one-story structure, but one person did have burns.
- PUB DATE: 12/5/2018 9:03:48 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
|DUI checkpoint in Winfield held to memorialize deputy, volunteer firefighter killed by drunk driver|
|Thu, 06 Dec 2018 02:43:17 -0800|
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Winfield Police Department held the 7th annual memorial DUI checkpoint for Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Larry "Eddie" Miller who was killed by a drunk driver on December 5, 2006. "Struck Eddie and unfortunately he died at the scene there,” said Deputy Sheriff Steve Deweese.
- PUB DATE: 12/6/2018 2:43:17 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Berkeley County to hire 9 paid firefighters|
|Tue, 04 Dec 2018 22:13:38 -0800|
Berkeley County will start interviewing potential candidates to fill nine paid firefighter slots approved in November. The Berkeley County Council on Nov. 8 approved a compensation plan for paid firefighters to be employed at each of the county’s five fire departments starting the first quarter of 2019.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2018 10:13:38 PM - SOURCE: Martinsburg Journal
|Former New Martinsville VFD Chief Returns To Station|
|Tue, 04 Dec 2018 23:41:00 -0800|
The holiday season is often filled with special, magical, and heart-warming moments. For former New Martinsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob DeLancey, such a happening occurred Saturday night at the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce's New Martinsville Christmas parade. The 85-year-old former chief was able to take a ride down the parade route in the department's flashy new ladder truck.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2018 11:41:00 PM - SOURCE: Wetzel Chronicle
|No one injured in house fire on 31st Street in Parkersburg|
|Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:28:22 -0800|
A Parkersburg family escaped safely after a fire damaged their home on 31st Street early Tuesday morning. The Wood County 911 Center says at 4:26 a.m. Tuesday, the Parkersburg Fire Department responded to a front porch fire at a home on the corner of 31st Street and Birch Street in Parkersburg. Everyone inside the home escaped safely and no one was injured.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2018 9:28:22 AM - SOURCE: WTAP-TV Fox Channel 5 News Center
|Man found dead in Clarksburg house fire|
|Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:43:03 -0800|
The Clarksburg Fire Department responded to a house fire in Clarksburg on 214 Austin Avenue just after 9 a.m. on Tuesday. According to Clarksburg Fire Chief Rick Scott, he said that one person died in the fire, along with some pets. One man was found dead on the second floor, according to firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2018 9:43:03 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
|Fire burns through vacant home in Huntington|
|Tue, 04 Dec 2018 05:57:42 -0800|
Fire burned through a vacant house in Huntington. The fire broke out just after 3 Tuesday morning at a house in the 700 block of West 5th Ave. Fire was shooting through the roof of the house when firefighters arrived. The two-story house was badly damaged. There was no one inside the house when the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 12/4/2018 5:57:42 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
|Operation Warm, Clarksburg Fire Department bringing winter coats to local students|
|Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:12:48 -0800|
Coats, hats and gloves; all things that are necessary for our North Central West Virginia winters. But not every child has one, which is something Operation Warm aims to fix. "First year a little girl told us she remembered coming to school that day in a sweatshirt, and it was about 20 degrees that morning or a little colder," said Mark Walsh, president of the Clarksburg Fire Union.
- PUB DATE: 12/1/2018 10:12:48 AM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
|3 injured after home catches fire and collapses in Parkersburg|
|Thu, 29 Nov 2018 21:11:29 -0800|
Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews says investigators are still determining the cause of a home fire near 16th Street that hurt 3 people and caused a home to collapse Thursday night. Crews were removing the destroyed remains of the home Friday morning as fire officials investigate the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 11/29/2018 9:11:29 PM - SOURCE: WTAP-TV Fox Channel 5 News Center