Daily Dispatch: West Virginia News
Parkersburg house fire claims life
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:15:40 -0700
PHOTO: An unidentified woman died in a house fire Thursday morning in Parkersburg. Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews said firefighters were dispatched to 3617 Plum St. at 11:45 a.m. and arrived on scene three minutes later. The fire was under control within 10 minutes, he said. The flames did not spread to neighboring structures, but heat from the blaze melted siding on a house next door, Matthews said.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 9:15:40 PM - SOURCE: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Victim flown to hospital after ATV crash in Richwood
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 17:21:20 -0700
A person was airlifted to the hospital after an ATV crash Thursday afternoon in Richwood, according to the Richwood Fire Department. Firefighters say it happened around 3:05 p.m. along John Bess Lane. The person who was hurt was taken to New Hope Community Center. Redi-Care EMS also was at the scene.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 5:21:20 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Fire destroys Belpre home, kills two dogs
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:32:07 -0700
No people were injured, but two dogs were lost in a house fire at 162 Second Lane, Belpre, Tuesday afternoon, Little Hocking Fire Chief Mike Chevalier said. “The home was fully engulfed when we arrived,” he said. Renters lived in the house. It took crews, who arrived on scene at noon, until 5 p.m. to extinguish the fire, Chevalier said.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:32:07 AM - SOURCE: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Vehicle goes over hill off I-79 in Kanawha County
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Crews responded Wednesday to a crash involving a vehicle over a hill off Interstate 79 in the Frame area, Metro 911 dispatchers say. They say the driver was unresponsive at the scene. Our crew at the scene reports the driver had to be cut out of the vehicle. Investigators say the driver was headed north, crossed the median and went over a hill on the southbound side.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Granville Fire Chief discusses possible annexation that may benefit Monongalia County
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:24:35 -0700
Coming up on May 8th, Monongalia County Commission will be holding a public hearing concerning an annexation petition filed by the city of Granville. The areas under consideration are Chaplin Road route 19 from the Star City Bridge to the fire department event center and parts of Scotts Run Road to Lady Bug Lane.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 5:24:35 PM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
Mock drunk driving crash held at Chapmanville Regional High School
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 03:02:54 -0700
With prom coming up Friday, juniors and seniors at Chapmanville Regional High School were presented with a mock vehicle crash to drive home the importance of not drinking and driving on prom night. Using two cars donated by Mr. Vee's Towing, the Chapmanville Police and Fire Departments, along with the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority (LEASA), simulated the crash aftermath as realistically as possible.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:02:54 AM - SOURCE: Logan Banner
Couple loses everything, including pets, in Huntington fire
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:27:06 -0700
VIDEO: What began as a normal morning for Branden Goad and his girlfriend turned into a nightmare when their mobile home on Wilson Heights Road burst into flames. Goad had just awakened to get ready for a doctor's appointment when he saw fire in the kitchen and rushed to wake up his girlfriend. They tried to rescue their pets and were able to save their dogs, but seven of their cats died.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 12:27:06 PM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Two fire departments respond to blaze in Eastern Kanawha County
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
PHOTO: Metro 911 said two fire departments have responded to a house fire in Eastern Kanawha County. The blaze was reported about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday near Fields Creek and Cooper Hollow in the Winfrede area. Initial reports indicated that flames and smoke were showing. No injuries have been reported. The East Bank and Chesapeake volunteer fire departments responded.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
Crews Respond to Buckhannon Fire
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 02:34:09 -0700
PHOTO: A fire that started in a first-floor bathroom at 9 Pinnell St. in Buckhannon Sunday night was believed to be electrical in nature, according to Buckhannon Fire Chief J.B. Kimble. ‘It’s not suspicious,’ he said. The Buckhannon Fire Department responded at 7:49 p.m. with Adrian Volunteer Fire Department, Warren District Volunteer Fire Department and Washington District Volunteer Fire Company.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 2:34:09 AM - SOURCE: The Inter-Mountain
Winfield fire truck rolls over responding to vehicle fire
Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:58:47 -0700
VIDEO: Two firefighters were taken to the hospital after their truck rolled over as they were responding to a vehicle fire Saturday morning. The Winfield Fire Department was called to the fire on I-79 North just past the weight station after 11:30 a.m. That's when 911 officials said their truck rolled over near the intersection of Pricketts Fort Road and Meadowdale Road.
- PUB DATE: 4/13/2019 3:58:47 PM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
Morgantown Police investigating arson incident at High Street building
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:44:59 -0700
VIDEO: The Morgantown Police Department is investigating an arson incident that happened downtown. On April 12, 2019, at approximately 3 a.m., officers, along with the Morgantown Fire Department, responded to a reported fire at 235 High Street. The fire department extinguished the fire, but there was water and smoke damage to the building, as well as items of inventory that were burned and destroyed, according to a press release.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 10:44:59 AM - SOURCE: WBOY-TV Clarksburg
Martinsburg firefighters amend holiday pay complaint to include retaliation, salary adjustment
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:45:33 -0700
A lawsuit filed by more than three dozen current and retired Martinsburg firefighters allegedly failing to pay holiday pay has been amended a second time to add claims of retaliation and salary adjustment. Mark Stroop is a lieutenant with the Martinsburg Fire Department and is president of the I.A.F.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 1:45:33 AM - SOURCE: West Virginia Record
Abandoned Dunbar home destroyed by fire
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 02:26:03 -0700
PHOTO: Fire destroyed an abandoned home early Friday. Firefighters say there was no hydrant within reach of the home in the 500 block of Center Rd. The fire started a little after 2:30 Friday morning. Multiple fire departments and several tankers were called to the scene. No one was hurt but the home, which was boarded up and abandoned, was destroyed.
- PUB DATE: 4/12/2019 2:26:03 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Wood County fire fee deadline approaching
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 22:17:25 -0700
The deadline for the 2019 Wood County fire fee is coming up when people can pay without incurring any penalties. The bills went out in January to residences, businesses and other properties throughout Wood County, said Wood County Fire Board Chairman Kim Marshall. “April 15 is the deadline,” Marshall said.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 10:17:25 PM - SOURCE: Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Crews respond to working fire in Harrison County
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
According to 911 officials, the call came in for a structure on fire on Layton Drive near Phillipi Pike at around 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Responding crews were from Anmoore, Stonewood, Bridgeport and Nutter Fort. No one was hurt in the fire according to 911 officials and Anmoore EMS is investigating the cause of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
National Weather Service in Charleston says elevated risk of forest fires
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:40:20 -0700
The National Weather Service in Charleston is alerting the public of an elevated risk of forest fires Thursday. The weather service discourages any open burning Thursday due to increased wind and lower humidity, a news release from the Kanawha County Commission said. The high temperature forecasted for Thursday is 83 degrees.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 1:40:20 PM - SOURCE: WCHS-TV ABC 8
AED awareness from media investigation saves Lincoln County man's life
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: A man is recovering after collapsing from a cardiac arrest Tuesday at a softball game. It happened at Lincoln County High School. Witnesses say it was a parent who collapsed just before the game started. They say he was resuscitated by an AED. School officials say that AED was bought after an 8-year-old boy in the county died last year while playing soccer.
- PUB DATE: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Firefighters battle another vacant home fire in Kanawha County
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 05:01:27 -0700
Firefighters battled a fire at another vacant home in Kanawha County. The call went out at 6:05 Wednesday morning about a fire at 420 2nd Ave. N. in the West Side area near St. Albans. Investigators say the fire is suspicious. They told WSAZ that the mobile home has been vacant for about three years.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 5:01:27 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Man gets 17 years in prison for West Virginia arsons, insurance fraud
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 04:11:06 -0700
A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison in a West Virginia arson and insurance fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old James Lester was sentenced in federal court for his conviction on 23 felonies. Lester also was ordered to pay nearly $506,000 in restitution and forfeit an additional $120,000.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 4:11:06 AM - SOURCE: WSAZ-TV NBC 3
Vehicle fire on I-79 closes one lane of traffic in Bridgeport
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Crews responded to the scene of a vehicle fire on I-79 in Bridgeport on Wednesday morning. According to 911 dispatch, the fire started just after 7:35 a.m. on the southbound side of the interstate at mile marker 119. Clarksburg and Bridgeport Fire Departments responded to the scene. One outside lane of I-79 was closed, but it has since reopened.
- PUB DATE: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDTV-TV CBS 5
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