Daily Dispatch: Virginia News
Three firefighters injured when fire engine flips upside down in Fauquier County
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
Three first responders were injured late Tuesday night when their fire engine flipped upside down and landed on its roof in the 1700 block of Zulla Road just inside Fauquier County. Battalion Chief Mike Johnson says the firefighters were returning to their station in Middleburg from a medical emergency call when the accident happened.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Local DVM
Two people dead in Chesapeake house fire
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:02:21 -0800
Firefighters in Chesapeake responded to a deadly house fire Thursday morning. Officials said two people died after they were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Four dogs were also found dead in the home. Neighbors tell News 3 the homeowners had other pets, which were not accounted for. The fire happened in the 1000 block Baugher Avenue and crews originally arrived around 5:30 a.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2019 5:02:21 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Update: Montgomery County burn building makes construction progress, nears completion
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:39:13 -0800
In Montgomery County, significant progress is being made on the new firefighters' burn building. Since the groundbreaking in August, crews have built the structure's foundation, siding, and floors. When complete, all firefighters in Montgomery County will be able to train in a safe, controlled burn environment.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 2:39:13 PM - SOURCE: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
Fire Damages Albemarle County Home
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:26:33 -0800
An Albemarle County family is temporarily without a home after a fire broke out in their townhouse Wednesday morning. Crews were called to the 200 block of Albert Court around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, for reports of a fire in the laundry room. Once on scene, crews say there was heavy fire in the area of the dryer.
- PUB DATE: 1/16/2019 7:26:33 PM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC29
Virginia Beach mom accused of setting house fire, killing pets takes plea deal
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:47:22 -0800
Nearly two years after Monica Lamping disappeared from her Virginia Beach home with her two children, she took a plea in a Virginia Beach courtroom Tuesday. After she disappeared, the home she was living in caught on fire. Her roommate's two pets died in the fire. Lamping was found days later with her children in an eco-village in North Carolina.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 10:47:22 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Follow Up: Virginia firefighters push for better cancer prevention, treatment
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:23:28 -0800
Firefighters from across the Commonwealth walked to the Capitol demanding better protection from deadly diseases contracted on the job, like cancer. They want new legislation enacted to help with prevention and workers compensation. Firefighters say that soot contains carcinogens, which are very dangerous.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 8:23:28 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
Firefighters to march in Richmond for cancer awareness
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:19:01 -0800
Hundreds of firefighters will be in Richmond on Tuesday to raise awareness about the risk of occupational cancer. Firefighters are at a higher risk – about twice as much – of developing cancer associated with their jobs than that the average person. Firefighters from across the state, from Virginia Beach to Bristol, are expected to take place in a 2-mile “Walk the Line” march from fire station 13 in Richmond to the Virginia Public Safety Memorial.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 5:19:01 AM - SOURCE: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond
False alarm triggers evacuation at Spotsylvania movie theater
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:28:20 -0800
A false alarm triggered an emergency evacuation at Paragon Village 12 next to Spotsylvania Towne Centre Saturday evening. Firemen from Spotsylvania Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management were contacted at 9:10 p.m. and responded for a commercial fire alarm, said Deputy Fire Chief Jason Irby. Patrons were evacuated while they searched for the cause of the alarm, which turned out to be a problem with the roof top air handling unit, he said.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 2:28:20 AM - SOURCE: Fredericksburg.com
Charlottesville fire crews respond to fire on Carr's Hill Road
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:25:59 -0800
Fire crews responded to a small fire at the University of Virginia on Monday that caused some surrounding roads to temporarily shut down. Crews responded to Carr’s Hill Road around 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 14, after reports of a small fire in a utility space. Fire officials say they had to call in extra units due to the challenging location of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 7:25:59 AM - SOURCE: WVIR-TV NBC29
Home under renovation catches fire in James City County
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 02:39:35 -0800
The James City County Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1500 block of Harbor Road in the Governor’s Land subdivision Monday night. The call came in at 8 p.m. after neighbors reported seeing flames. Authorities say the home was unoccupied and under renovation. No one was injured during this incident.
- PUB DATE: 1/15/2019 2:39:35 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Family displaced after townhouse fire in Virginia Beach
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 09:34:48 -0800
Firefighters responded to a townhouse fire Sunday morning at Lynnhaven Parkway & Pleasant Valley Road. According to officials, dispatch received a call around 10:58 a.m. for a fire inside the home, located in the 1200 block of Naxera Circle. The first arriving fire crews reported smoke and flames coming from the townhouse.
- PUB DATE: 1/13/2019 9:34:48 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Container crane catches fire at Portsmouth Marine Terminal
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 08:38:47 -0800
A container crane caught on fire at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal Saturday morning. Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services responded to the fire around 7:26 a.m. at 445 Lee Ave. Crews found a large column of smoke, and fire coming from the diesel engine of the crane. Fire crews were able to get water source from the Elizabeth River — stretching a hose line nearly 150 feet in the air.
- PUB DATE: 1/12/2019 8:38:47 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads
Fire completely destroys Chesterfield home, residents escape unharmed
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 22:17:47 -0800
Fire has completely destroyed a Chesterfield home after a fire broke out Friday evening. No one was injured in the fire that broke out around 7:30 p.m. in the 10300 block of Red Bridge Road near Reams and Courthouse Road, according to Chesterfield Fire. Firefighters say there were heavy flames - but that everyone was able to get out safely.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 10:17:47 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6
Fire crews respond to fire on Diascund Road in Toano
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:12:05 -0800
On Jan. 13 at approximately 3:06 a.m., units from the James City Bruton Volunteer and James City County Fire Departments responded to a residential structure fire in the 8700 block of Diascund Road in Toano. The homeowner was awakened by smoke and discovered a fire near a wood stove. After attempting to extinguish the fire, the homeowner evacuated and called 911.
- PUB DATE: 1/14/2019 6:12:05 AM - SOURCE: James City County
Longtime Virginia Beach Fire Chief, City Councilman Harry Diezel dies
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 15:19:48 -0800
Even in his last days, longtime fire chief and former City Councilman Harry Diezel continued to put the public's interests ahead of his own. As he battled lung disease, Diezel made one thing clear to family and friends: No funeral. "He didn't want to tie up traffic," longtime friend Bill Bailey explained.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 3:19:48 PM - SOURCE: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot/HamptonRoads.com
Arlington firefighters battle house fire
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:23:05 -0800
Arlington firefighters doused a blaze in a Northwest Arlington home early this morning (Thursday). The fire broke out at a home along the 6200 block of Washington Blvd, in the Highland Park-Overlee Knolls neighborhood, around 1 a.m. The blaze took firefighters around an hour to put out, according to the fire department’s Twitter account.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 12:23:05 PM - SOURCE: ARLnow.com
Man arrested for car fire at Leesburg apartment complex
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The Leesburg Fire Marshal's office reports a fire which destroyed three cars Tuesday morning was intentionally set. Luis Antonio Navarrete Quijano, 27, has been arrested and charged with one felony count of arson. At approximately 2:50 Tuesday morning, Loudoun County fire crews were dispatched to a car fire at the Manor East apartment complex in Leesburg.
- PUB DATE: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDMV- TV
Hampton Fire responds to apartment fire, 3 residents displaced
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800
The Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue responded to an apartment fire that left an apartment condemned and three residents displaced Wednesday morning. The call came in at 11:50 a.m. for the apartment fire, located in the 10 block of Ranalet Drive. The fire was out by 12:15 p.m. Three apartments were impacted, and one was condemned.
- PUB DATE: 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTKR Channel 3 News
Dog credited with alerting Chesterfield homeowner of garage fire
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 04:51:17 -0800
A dog is being credited with alerting a Chesterfield homeowner that their garage was on fire early Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called to the blaze around 5 a.m. on Old Mesa Drive. Neighbors called the Chesterfield Fire Department after hearing an "explosion," which fire officials say was from equipment in the garage.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 4:51:17 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
Firefighters extinguish car fire in Gloucester County
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:22:10 -0800
Abingdon volunteer firefighters were called to the scene of a car fire on Tuesday. Crews were dispatched around 5:40 p.m. to a structure just off Carmine’s Island Road in Hayes. Once on the scene, officials found a car with its engine engulfed in flames parked in front of a carport with another vehicle and several sets of tires inside.
- PUB DATE: 1/9/2019 9:22:10 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton Roads