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  1. <rss xmlns:a10="" version="2.0"><channel><title>Daily Dispatch: Virginia  News</title><link></link><description>Daily Dispatch News - Daily News for America's Fire Service</description><image><url></url><title>Daily Dispatch: Virginia  News</title><link></link></image><item><link></link><title>Man hospitalized after Lynchburg house fire</title><description>One person went to a hospital with injuries after a fire broke out at a home in Lynchburg.
  3. The Lynchburg Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 1300 block of Bedford Avenue around 7:15 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors had called to report fire and smoke coming from the back of the house.
  5. Firefighters found the back of the home was on fire, and say one person was inside when the fire started.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/20/2024 10:19:00 PM - SOURCE: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Sat, 20 Apr 2024 22:19:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Firefighters put out brush fire near Smith Mountain Lake</title><description>Local firefighters worked together Saturday to put out a brush fire burning near Smith Mountain Lake.
  7. According to the Huddleston Volunteer Fire Department, crews were dispatched Saturday afternoon to Rosewood Lane for the report of a brush fire in the woods.
  9. The first crew at the scene was the Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department, but they were soon joined by first responders from Moneta and Saunders to help.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Mon, 22 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEOS: Smoking material blamed for Virginia Beach apartment fire that damaged 8 units</title><description>PHOTOS: More than a dozen people and eight animals were displaced as a result of what fire officials deemed an accidental fire to an apartment building in the 600 block of Pheasant Run Thursday, a fire official said.
  11. The fire, which damaged eight apartment units, started in a trashcan on the second-floor stairwell of the apartment building from discarded smoking material, and the fire is no longer under investigation, according to Barbara Morrison, a public information officer with the Virginia Beach Fire Department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Children and adults displaced after Danville duplex fire</title><description>Five children and three adults are displaced after a fire Thursday, according to the Danville Fire Department.
  13. Crews responded around 3 p.m. to the duplex at 155 Marshall Terrace. They found light smoke coming from the rear of the building and confirmed the fire was coming from the center-rear of the inside of the house, extending into the spaces between the walls and floors, and into the bathrooms on the second floor, burning through to the exterior rear wall.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 11:54:00 PM - SOURCE: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 23:54:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Man found dead in home after fire in Hampton, officials say</title><description>A man has died after a fire in Hampton early Thursday, Hampton Fire and Rescue officials say.
  15. Officials say Hampton Fire and Rescue responded to the 200 block of Lasalle Avenue off of Kecoughtan Road for a report of a house fire around 2:40 a.m. When crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the front of the home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 6:55:58 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton</description><pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 06:55:58 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Lebanon Volunteer Firefighter selected for Red Cross 'firefighter hero' award</title><description>At the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department, Chief John McCoy says his firefighters always prepare for the worst. Chief McCoy said, "and we feel like if we prepare for that, we should be able to handle ourselves."
  17. So in March of 2023 when a call came out about an apartment fire with people trapped inside, his guys were ready.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 1:29:00 AM - SOURCE: WCYB-TV NBC/CW 5 Bristol</description><pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 01:29:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>I-64 E lanes shut down for hours after tractor-trailer fire in Norfolk</title><description>PHOTOS: A vehicle fire has been causing delays all morning on I-64 near 4th View Street in Norfolk.
  19. Virginia State Police responded to the scene around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday for a tractor-trailer fully engulfed in flames on eastbound I-64 at mile marker 273.
  21. All east lanes and the east exit 273 have been closed for hours as crews work to clear the road.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Rockingham County: Camp LIT teaches girls about being first responders</title><description>VIDEO: Camp LIT is returning for its 5th year in June.
  23. Camp LIT stands for leadership, integrity, and trailblazer. It is an all-girl day camp to learn about careers as a first responder. Fiona Albertson, Fire and Life Safety Specialist for Rockingham County Fire and Rescue, said it is important to show girls that being a first responder is a viable option for a career path.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/17/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV NBC 29 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Worker seriously injured after bucket truck hits power line in Richmond, becomes engulfed in flames</title><description>PHOTOS: A worker is seriously injured after he was shocked when he came into contact with a bucket truck that had hit a power line.
  25. According to Richmond Fire and EMS, at 9:48 a.m. on Monday, April 15, a call reported the incident, after which units arrived in less than five minutes.
  27. When firefighters arrived, they found a bucket truck that was trimming trees had hit a powerline, and that one worker had come into contact with the vehicle and was then shocked by the electricity.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/15/2024 5:30:09 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Mon, 15 Apr 2024 17:30:09 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire scorches detached garages, melts siding of military homes in Virginia Beach</title><description>A fire spread between detached garages at the Liberty Military Housing complex in Virginia Beach late Monday afternoon, damaging multiple vehicles and the siding of nearby homes, officials said.
  29. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the detached garage behind the townhomes on Wellings Court, just off Shore Drive, at around 4:30 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton</description><pubDate>Tue, 16 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Unattended grill causes fire that destroyed outbuilding, 2 acres of forest in Albemarle County</title><description>A fire reportedly caused by an unattended grill did significant damage in Albemarle County on Saturday, destroying a structure and impacting multiple acres of forest.
  31. According to the Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue, its firefighters responded to the 2400 block of Old Lynchburg Road just before 5 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/14/2024 2:55:03 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Sun, 14 Apr 2024 14:55:03 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Follow Up: Brothers, 3 and 6, hospitalized after Fairfax County house fire pass away</title><description>In a heartbreaking turn of events, the young brothers who were injured in a house fire in Clifton, Virginia, last week have passed away, the family confirmed on a Monday morning Facebook post.
  35. "We are devastated by these horrific events and heart broken that we lost our amazing sons. Our prayers along with all of yours have been answered, just in a different way.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/15/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington, D.C.</description><pubDate>Mon, 15 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Rockingham County: Bergton Volunteer Fire Company to host fundraiser for injured firefighter</title><description>The Bergton Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for one of their own, who was injured in the wildfires on March 20th.
  37. On Saturday, April 13, at the Bergton Recreation Center, you can sit in or take the spaghetti dinner to go. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, desserts and a drink.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/12/2024 6:57:00 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 12 Apr 2024 06:57:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Follow Up: Family holds out hope, as 2 young boys fight for their lives after Fairfax County house fire</title><description>A Northern Virginia family is asking for prayers, as their two young sons remain hospitalized with severe smoke inhalation.
  39. Crews were called to the 13900 block of Whetstone Manor Court in Clifton around 9:30 a.m., Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said.
  41. Zachariah, 3, and William, 6, were trapped inside their home Wednesday morning and had to be rescued by firefighters.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/12/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington, D.C.</description><pubDate>Fri, 12 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Firefighters honored at award ceremony in Chesterfield</title><description>PHOTOS: Heroic firefighters and civilians were honored by Chesterfield County Fire and EMS at an award ceremony Tuesday night.
  43. According to the department, promoted employees and “those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty” were honored at the semi-annual event, including Cpt. Cristopher Kearney, Lt.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 11:02:00 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 23:02:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Orange County firefighters save historical Montpelier artifacts from fire</title><description>VIDEO: Many historical artifacts at James Madison's Montpelier were almost destroyed in a massive fire on Monday night.
  45. The Orange County Volunteer Fire Company said it responded to a fire in the archeology lab and office on Montpelier grounds just after 5 p.m. Monday.
  47. The fire spread to the porch, front room and attic of the office.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 3:56:02 PM - SOURCE: WCAV-TV CBS/FOX 19 Charlottesville</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 15:56:02 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Suite at Henrico County hotel catches fire, guests relocated due to damage</title><description>Staff at the Candlewood Suites hotel in the Short Pump area of Henrico County are working to relocate guests following an accidental fire in a second-floor suite.
  49. According to a spokesperson for Henrico Fire &amp; EMS, crews responded to the Candlewood Suites at 4120 Tom Leonard Drive just before 5 p.m.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 2:20:57 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 02:20:57 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Young kids rushed to hospital after Fairfax County house fire, neighbors say</title><description>Two people were rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being pulled from a burning home in Clifton, Virginia, authorities say. Multiple neighbors said they were young children being cared for by their grandparents Wednesday.
  51. Those two people were trapped inside a burning home in the 13900 block of Whetstone Manor Court when firefighters arrived, Fairfax County Fire &amp; EMS said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington, D.C.</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>James City County Fire Department responds to fatal house fire</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTO: The James City County Fire Department responded to a fatal house fire Monday night.
  53. According to officials, crews were notified of a possible residential fire in the 4000 block of Frances Berkeley at 5:22 p.m. This is in the Greensprings Plantation subdivision.
  55. Crews arrived to the scene and found fire showing from the first and second story windows of the home, as well as significant fire involvement at the rear of the home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 3:56:16 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 15:56:16 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Prince William County fire leaves 3 people without home</title><description>Authorities have released the cause of a fire that left three people without a home in Woodbridge Monday evening.
  57. Crews with the Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department responded to Dale Forest Apartments, located on Wilderness Lane, just before 8 p.m. after receiving a report of an apartment fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington, D.C. </description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Worker, firefighter injured after accidental fire at Inn in Loudoun County</title><description>Firefighters in Loudoun County were investigating after a massive hotel caught fire in the Aldie area on Saturday morning.
  59. Crews said that on Saturday at about 8:00 a.m., they were dispatched to Courtland Farm Manor Inn, located on Courtland Farm Lane in Aldie for a reported structure fire in the dining area.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/7/2024 9:41:50 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Sun, 07 Apr 2024 21:41:50 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Two injured after electric scooter bursts into flames in Bedford County</title><description>Two people have been hospitalized after an electric scooter caught fire Sunday in the Forest area of Bedford County.
  61. According to the Forest Fire Department, crews responded to reports of a house fire around 5 a.m., where crews located smoke coming from a two-story home.
  63. Firefighters say the smoke was coming from the basement and was caused by an electric scooter on fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/7/2024 2:33:00 PM - SOURCE: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Sun, 07 Apr 2024 14:33:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Gov. Youngkin signs bill that hopes to better protect first responders if they're exposed to toxic chemicals</title><description>VIDEO: Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a new bill into law that works to better protect first responders if they’re exposed to toxic chemicals on the job.
  65. The News 3 Investigative Team continues to follow through on this issue, which stems from the "Good Friday Miracle" jet crash in Virginia Beach.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTKR-TV CBS 3 Norfolk</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Two people displaced after fire burns through Chesterfield home</title><description>Two people are displaced after a fire burned through a home in Chesterfield.
  67. Just before 12:30 p.m., Chesterfield Fire and EMS crews responded to a call on Thursday, April 4, for a fire at a home in the 8200 block of Gates Bluff Place.
  69. According to officials, the first firefighters that arrived on scene found smoke and fire coming from the garage of the home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 1:16:00 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 01:16:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Wintergreen fire officials say recent fires add another reason emergency road is needed</title><description>VIDEO: Wintergreen Fire Department is inching closer to getting approval to build an emergency exit road off the top of the mountain.
  71. When fire raged through surrounding counties a few weeks ago, Wintergreen was lucky.
  73. "We monitor it all day long because we don't want to get caught up here," said Wintergreen resident Christine Stinson.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/4/2024 10:08:05 PM - SOURCE: WCAV-TV CBS/FOX 19 Charlottesville</description><pubDate>Thu, 04 Apr 2024 22:08:05 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Large fire engulfs Richmond apartment complex, damaging 3 units</title><description>A devastating fire erupted in a Richmond apartment complex Tuesday afternoon, prompting a rapid response from multiple fire crews.
  75. The incident, which occurred on the 1300 block of Coalter Street in the city’s East End, drew 11 fire units and Richmond Police to the scene. Richmond Fire Department crews responded to the call at approximately 1:15 PM, extinguishing the flames within 20 minutes.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/4/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Thu, 04 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Update: Charlottesville Fire Station No. 1 finally on the road to improvement</title><description>VIDEO: A project that’s been in the works since 2014 is finally underway.
  77. Shovels are finally in the ground at the new site for Fire Station No. 1.
  79. “It’s from the '60s. It’s very outdated. This is a much-needed upgrade to accommodate our current firefighting staff,” said Charlottesville Public Information Officer Kyle Ervin.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 11:56:07 PM - SOURCE: WCAV-TV CBS/FOX 19 Charlottesville</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 23:56:07 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Hanover County Fire-EMS appoints man with nearly 30 years of service as its new Chief</title><description>Hanover Fire-EMS has appointed its new Chief, selecting a man who has spent 27 years with the department and served as its interim chief for the past five months following the previous Chief’s retirement.
  81. According to an April 2 press release from the county, Christopher Anderson has been chosen to replace the previous Chief, Jethro Piland, as the Chief of Hanover Fire-EMS.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 6:53:08 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 18:53:08 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>3 people displaced, 1 dog dead after Virginia Beach townhouse fire</title><description>A house fire in Virginia Beach has left three people, including a child, displaced and a dog dead.
  83. Firefighters were called to Scotch Court near the Green Run area of the city just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the two-story townhome.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 2:42:58 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 14:42:58 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Shed destroyed after fire in Roanoke</title><description>PHOTO: A shed in Roanoke was a total loss after a fire broke out Monday morning in Roanoke.
  85. The Roanoke FireEMS Department shared a photo on Facebook of dramatic flames shooting into the early morning sky as firefighters battled the blaze. The fire happened just before 7 a.m. on Marshall Avenue SW, the fire department said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>1 adult, 2 children displaced by Suffolk duplex fire</title><description>Three people, including two children, have been displaced by an overnight fire at a Suffolk duplex.
  87. Around 2:30 a.m. Suffolk Fire &amp; Rescue responded to the 6000 block of Bradford Drove for a house fire. The fire was outside of the duplex and involved a privacy fence and the electrical meter bases that provided power to the duplex.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Man charged with DUI after hitting Chesterfield fire truck, injuring himself and 3 others, including 2 firefighters</title><description>PHOTOS: A man has been hit with several charges, including DUI, after crashing into a Chesterfield fire truck that was responding to another emergency on Interstate 95 Saturday night. Four people were injured in the crash, including two firefighters.
  89. According to Chesterfield Fire &amp; EMS, just before 10:30 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/31/2024 2:22:08 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Sun, 31 Mar 2024 14:22:08 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Department of Forestry firefighter dies battling three-acre wildfire in Scott County</title><description>The Virginia Department of Forestry reports a Scott County part-time firefighter died while fighting a three-acre wildfire on Saturday, March 30.
  91. The Department of Forestry says firefighter James C. Ward collapsed while working on a hand crew fighting a wildfire on Garland Drive in Scott County. He was taken to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/1/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DC News Now</description><pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire departments and community honor the life of Moneta firefighter Chris Tucker</title><description>VIDEOS: Multiple fire departments from across the area as well as members of the community came out to honor the life of the Moneta volunteer firefighter.
  93. The family of Chris Tucker held a visitation for him Thursday evening at the Whitten Funeral Chapel on Timberlake Road.
  95. Tucker's mother said Chris passed away from Osteosarcoma, a cancer that attacks the bones.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 29 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Construction underway on new Charlottesville Fire Department Station One</title><description>PHOTO: Work has begun on a new fire station in Charlottesville.
  97. The Charlottesville Fire Department will be replacing the existing Station One, which is located on the Route 250 Bypass.
  99. Fire Chief Michael Thomas says the original Station One has served the city well, but now it’s time for a big upgrade.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 6:32:19 PM - SOURCE: WCAV-TV CBS/FOX 19 Charlottesville</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 18:32:19 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Wythe County first responders recognized with PETA award for helping save bear cub from wildfire</title><description>PHOTO: After helping rescue a baby cub from a wildfire in March, first responders in Wythe County are being recognized with a PETA award.
  101. On March 14, a brush fire quickly blazed out of control and overwhelmed the resources of local firefighters. But putting out the flames wasn't the only mission that day for first responders.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Stafford County considers medical coverage for retired K9s</title><description>When police or fire dogs retire from service in Stafford County, they go to live with their handlers who are responsible for providing everything the canines need, including medical care.
  103. Stafford County officials may change that to make sure employees, “not just in a human form but in the animal form,” get the treatment they deserve, said Board of Supervisors member Tinesha Allen.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 11:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Free Lance-Star - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 11:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Luray RV Resort &amp; Campground offering free stay to first responders who battled wildfires</title><description>A business in Page County is offering a special thanks to the heroic first responders who have battled the wildfires there over the last week. Luray RV Resort and Campground is offering a free complimentary stay for first responders and their families for two to seven days between April 14-21.
  105. “In April, we were going to celebrate superheroes, so I decided my superheroes were firefighters and then of course all of this happened.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 12:39:00 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 00:39:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Pulaski County crews assist with fires across the state</title><description>VIDEO: Surrounding counties are lending a hand after winds took hold of multiple fires across Virginia. A crew from Southwest Virginia headed to Albemarle and Page counties last week to help put out the fires.
  107. “We see the benefit of our resources going out and helping those others cause we at some point in time may need the same and it also gives our firefighters and our first responders the opportunity to work on large incidents that they may not get, they gain knowledge and experience in doing so,” Brad Wright, emergency manager for Pulaski County said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:32:00 AM - SOURCE: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:32:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Norfolk installs solar panels on two fire stations; more to come</title><description>The City of Norfolk is going green, installing solar panels on a few facilities around town. The first two buildings to get the upgrade are fire stations 2 and 12.
  109. “We’re really trying to create a cleaner, greener environment for our community, our residents now,” said Megan Hale, Environmental Sustainability Manager with the City of Norfolk.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTKR-TV CBS 3 Norfolk</description><pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Norfolk fire displaces adult and child from 2-story townhouse</title><description>VIDEO: A person and a child have been displaced after a house fire in Norfolk after midnight Tuesday, say officials.
  111. Norfolk Fire Rescue says they were dispatched to 3455 Edward Street around 12:45 a.m. for a report of a house fire. When crews arrived they found smoke and flames coming from a 2-story townhouse.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Rockingham County: Bergton Volunteer Fire Company plans fundraiser for injured firefighter</title><description>The Bergton Volunteer Fire Company is organizing a fundraiser on Saturday, April 13 for the firefighter who was injured in the Capon Fire.
  113. According to Rockingham County Fire and Rescue Chief Jeremy Holloway, a firefighter was seriously injured on Wednesday, March 20 during the initial response to the fire on Brushy Run Rd.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Structure destroyed by fire near Fincastle</title><description>PHOTOS: A late-night fire on Saturday destroyed a structure near Fincastle, but volunteer firefighters were able to get the blaze under control.
  115. According to the Fincastle Volunteer Fire Department, their crews were dispatched for a structure fire on Blue Ridge Turnpike just outside the town limits.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Shenandoah National Park wildfires destroy 10 Page County homes</title><description>PHOTO: Page County Fire and EMS announced Sunday that voluntary evacuations would be ending for all areas in the county.
  117. The county was hit hard by multiple wildfires in Shenandoah National Park last week.
  119. Though the fire department is still monitoring multiple wildfires in several areas, the recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have allowed firefighters to make “significant progress over the past few days,” Page County Fire and EMS announced on Facebook.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: DC News Now</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Firefighters, volunteers go door-to-door in Petersburg installing smoke alarms</title><description>Volunteers with the American Red Cross of Virginia, firefighters and members of the community went door-to-door giving away and installing smoke alarms in Petersburg Saturday.
  121. Families in homes with working smoke alarms are more than 50% more likely to escape a house fire without injury or death, according to the Red Cross.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 5:43:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 05:43:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Moneta Volunteer Fire Department President dies after battling cancer</title><description>Moneta Volunteer Fire Department President Chris Tucker has died after fighting cancer.
  123. With his passing, the department writes, “We mourn the passing of Chris Tucker, our President and Firefighter. There will be a void in many hearts, but the memories will fulfill. RIP brother. We will take it from here Brother.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVVA-TV NBC/CW 6 Bluefield</description><pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Colonial Heights continues to battle drivers parking in fire lanes</title><description>The City of Colonial Heights has been ramping up its efforts to penalize drivers for parking in fire lanes for the last several months.
  125. The city adopted an ordinance in September of last year, allowing certain fire personnel to issue citations in addition to Colonial Heights Police officers and sheriff’s deputies.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/22/2024 4:10:45 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2024 04:10:45 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Augusta County: Swoope fire engine damaged from tree</title><description>An engine from the Swoope Volunteer Company sustained window damage while responding to a call.
  127. Ben Piner, Fire Chief said the department was responding to a tree down on Wednesday, another tree came down, and the driver was not able to avoid hitting it. The front windshield of the fire engine was damaged.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/22/2024 6:05:00 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2024 06:05:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Prince William County firefighters put out 39 fires in span of hours</title><description>Firefighters were at the scenes of 39 outdoor fires that started across the county, working to put them out from Wednesday afternoon into the early hours of Thursday.
  129. Dry, windy conditions made the work particularly challenging.
  131. As of 8 a.m. Thursday, Matt Smolsky, Prince William County Assistant Chief Fire Marshal, said there were no longer any active fires in the county.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/21/2024 3:58:00 AM - SOURCE: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown</description><pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 03:58:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>450 acres burned at Shenandoah National Park after Page County wildfire</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: Shenandoah National Park issued a complete fire ban Wednesday afternoon due to the high winds and dry conditions.
  133. Officials said the smoke from the wildfire has shut down Skyline Drive from Thornton Gap (mile 31.5) to Mathews Arm (mile 22.1). The Neighbor Mountain Trails are closed as well as the Appalachian Trail from Elkwallow to Beams Gap.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington D.C.</description><pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Burke house fire sends 1 to hospital</title><description>PHOTO: Firefighters in Fairfax County worked to bring a two-alarm house fire under control early Wednesday morning. The fire sent one person to the hospital, but they are expected to be OK.
  135. Crews were called to the 5700 block of Walnut Wood Lane in Burke around 2 a.m. for a report of flames showing from the rear of a townhome.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington, D.C.</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Shed damaged in Norfolk fire</title><description>A fire on Gregory Drive in Norfolk damaged a shed Tuesday evening, Norfolk Fire-Rescue said. Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to a report of a house on fire at 7:23 p.m. in the 7000 block of Gregory Drive. When units arrived, they found a detached shed fully engulfed, and they had the fire under control at 7:36 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 4:57:41 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 04:57:41 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>No indications of explosion at Fairfax County house fire after initial reports of blast</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTO: Fire officials in Virginia say there are no indications of an actual explosion at a house fire in Annandale after multiple initial reports of a blast were received early Monday morning.
  137. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Greg Hunter said crews responded to the blaze around 3:45 a.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTTG-TV FOX 5 Washington, DC</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Brush fire in Roanoke County is 75% contained</title><description>PHOTOS: As of Tuesday morning, the fire at Twelve O’Clock Knob Road is now 75 acres and 75% contained, according to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
  139. According to the Roanoke County Fire &amp; Rescue Department, firefighters were originally dispatched to the 3500 block of Twelve O’Clock Knob Road for the report of a car fire on Monday.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Chesapeake house fire sends one to the hospital</title><description>An early morning house fire in Chesapeake sent one person to the hospital for evaluation.
  141. Around 5 a.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to the 1500 block of Chestnut Avenue after neighbors saw a fire and called 911. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found fire coming from the front of a single-story home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/17/2024 1:30:39 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Sun, 17 Mar 2024 13:30:39 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>'Suspicious' fire in Accomack County takes firefighters nearly 2 hours to extinguish, officials say</title><description>A large fire started in a vacant house on the Eastern Shore Sunday night, officials said.
  143. According to Onancock Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Rydberg, the fire happened at an unoccupied house on 20013 Bailey Road in Greenbush, southeast of Parksley. Fire departments from Parksley, Onancock, Melfa, Bloxom and Tasley were dispatched shortly before 9:45 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/18/2024 6:28:00 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton</description><pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2024 06:28:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Roanoke County brush fire grows to about 14 acres, now 20% contained</title><description>Drivers in the Catawba area of Roanoke County might notice smoke in the area as crews work to contain a brush fire.
  145. Authorities said they received the initial report regarding the brush fire at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 on Keffer Road. Officials told 10 News that the fire is on private land, not far from the Jefferson National Forest, and doesn’t pose a threat to any structures.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/18/2024 4:38:00 PM - SOURCE: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2024 16:38:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Apartment fire in Virginia Beach likely caused by moped parked on wooden fence, officials say</title><description>A fire damaged an apartment building near the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon.
  147. The fire happened at the Eastwind Apartments, which is located near Laskin Road and Virginia Beach Boulevard. The Virginia Beach Fire Department said it responded around 3 p.m.
  149. Firefighters got to the building within a few minutes, confirming that smoke and flames were coming from a wooden fence and had quickly spread to the building itself.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/14/2024 1:31:40 PM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton</description><pubDate>Thu, 14 Mar 2024 13:31:40 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Albemarle County brush fire burns 30 acres, destroys barn</title><description>A Thursday afternoon brush fire in the Stony Point area impacted some 30 acres of land, with a barn destroyed.
  151. Career firefighters and volunteers from Albemarle County Fire Rescue and the Department of Forestry responded to a reported brush fire in the 3300 block of Forloines Drive at approximately 4:11 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 4:07:32 PM - SOURCE: WQMZ-FM 95.1 Charlottesville</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 16:07:32 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>21 people evacuated in Chesterfield County retirement community fire</title><description>Units with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS were called to a retirement community in Brandermill for a structure fire Friday morning.
  153. At 7:02 a.m. on March 15, firefighters were called to the Brandermill Woods Healthcare Communities building at 2100 Brandermill Parkway.
  155. Twenty-one people were evacuated as a result.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 1:56:40 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 13:56:40 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire that destroyed house in Russell County now contained</title><description>A brush fire has destroyed a house in Russell County on Wednesday as several fire departments battled the flames.
  157. The fire broke out near mile marker 64 in the Dingus Hollow Area.
  159. Jess Powers with Russell County Emergency Management said he believes the house was abandoned. He said there were five volunteer departments working at the scene.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/14/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCYB-TV NBC/CW 5 Bristol</description><pubDate>Thu, 14 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Follow Up: Fire Marshal determines cause of Portsmouth fire that claimed lives of mom, two children</title><description>The Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause of the fire that claimed the lives of a mother and her two children.
  162. Officials say the fire was started by a candle that ignited nearby window curtains and noted that there were no smoke detectors inside the home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 7:12:06 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 19:12:06 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Chesterfield County shed destroyed in fire</title><description>A shed behind a Chesterfield County home caught fire Tuesday afternoon, causing substantial damage to the shed and creating a lot of smoke.
  164. At about 3:59 p.m. on March 12, Chesterfield Fire &amp; EMS crews responded to the 5000 block of Little Creek Lane after receiving report of a fire. The first of these crews arrived quickly, reportedly making it to the scene in three minutes.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 11:43:32 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 23:43:32 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Lawnmower ignites field fire in Lynchburg</title><description>PHOTOS: A lawnmower ignited a field fire in the Boonsboro area of Lynchburg on Tuesday.
  166. According to the Boonsboro Volunteer Fire &amp; Rescue Company, crews responded to reports of a fire at Lemontvue Drive around 12:40 p.m.
  168. Crews arrived to find a thick column of smoke coming from the area as the flames spread along a field.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 11:18:00 PM - SOURCE: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 23:18:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Outbuildings, vehicles burn in Bedford fire</title><description>PHOTO: Damage to a home in Bedford was confined to a corner of the garage after a brush fire Sunday, according to the Bedford Fire Department.
  170. Fire crews were called to the fire shortly after 3 p.m. on Lizard Ridge Road. While on the way, dispatch got calls about an outbuilding on fire and explosions heard, and when crews got there, they found outbuildings and vehicles on fire, threatening a nearby home, according to the fire department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 8:14:00 AM - SOURCE: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2024 08:14:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire breaks out at Newport News recycling plant</title><description>A fire damaged part of the TFC Recycling facility in Newport News on Monday afternoon, but no one was hurt, officials said.
  172. The Newport News Fire Department responded to the facility, located at 5602 Chestnut Avenue, shortly after 12:30 p.m.
  174. Heavy fire and smoke were coming from the building when firefighters got there.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 5:47:17 PM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton</description><pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2024 17:47:17 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>A woman dead and 2 children in critical condition after Portsmouth house fire</title><description>VIDEO: A woman is dead and two children are in critical condition after a house fire in Portsmouth.
  176. On Friday around 9:45 p.m., crews were called to the 20 block of Neville Street for the report a house fire with people trapped inside.
  178. They arrived on the scene to find a one-story duplex on fire. Two adults and one child escaped the fire by climbing out of a window.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/9/2024 2:46:18 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Sat, 09 Mar 2024 14:46:18 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Family of 6 displaced after total loss in Grayson County house fire</title><description>PHOTOS: A family of six is displaced after a Friday house fire in the Independence area of Grayson County.
  180. According to the Independence Volunteer Fire Department, crews responded to reports of a house fire on Loggers Lane around 9 p.m.
  182. Firefighters ruled the house as a total loss but the cause of the fire has not been released.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/9/2024 9:34:00 PM - SOURCE: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Sat, 09 Mar 2024 21:34:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Crash of small private jet in Hot Springs kills all 5 on board, authorities say</title><description>A small private jet crashed in woods and burned Sunday afternoon near a small airport in rural Virginia, killing all five people aboard, police said.
  184. The twin-engine IAI Astra 1125 went down amid trees along an airport road in Hot Springs, a community in the shadow of the Allegheny Mountains, killing the pilot and three other adults along with a child, Virginia State Police said in a statement.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/11/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: CBS News</description><pubDate>Mon, 11 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Large boat catches fire off Cape Henry in Virginia Beach</title><description>PHOTOS: The Virginia Beach Fire Department assisted the U.S. Coast Guard after a boat caught fire off the coast on March 8, officials said.
  186. The mayday call came in around 3:30 a.m. for a vessel on fire. The 75-foot sailboat, the Motor Vessel Savage, was on fire about three miles off the coast of Cape Henry.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Henrico County Division of Fire teaches students fire safety</title><description>The Henrico County Division of Fire taught hands-on fire safety exercises to students at Highland Springs Elementary School on Thursday.
  188. Demonstrations were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, and came as part of the division’s revamped elementary school fire safety program, which used to be offered only to grades 1 through 4, but now includes all elementary school students.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 11:54:01 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Thu, 07 Mar 2024 23:54:01 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>House catches fire in Richmond, prompting response of over 30 firefighters</title><description>A house caught fire along Corbin Street in Richmond, prompting more than 30 firefighters to respond to the scene Wednesday morning.
  190. Firefighters responded to the report of a house fire at the 3900 block of Corbin Street at 10:38 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6.
  192. According to a spokesperson for Richmond Fire and EMS, firefighters found that the house was vacant, as both owners are believed to have died previously before the fire occurred.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 8:23:59 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 20:23:59 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Luray Fire Department raises over $300,000 for new air packs</title><description>For the first time since 2007, the Luray Fire Department will have new air packs; it’s all thanks to community support and funding efforts.
  194. The Luray Fire Department is completely made up of volunteers. Treasurer Tim Lansberry said the department’s current air packs were nearing the end of their life spans.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 6:44:00 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Thu, 07 Mar 2024 06:44:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Harrisonburg fire museum debuts video tour</title><description>A museum documenting the history of the Harrisonburg Fire Department is now equipped with a video tour led by the agency's long standing leader.
  196. On July 4th, 1944, an ice delivery truck had a short in its wiring, causing a vehicle fire. Another day, an oil stove blew up, causing over $1,500 in damage.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMRA-FM 90.7 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fiery two-vehicle crash in Lynchburg under investigation</title><description>One person was sent to the hospital after a fiery two-vehicle crash in Lynchburg. Reports of the crash started flowing into the Lynchburg Police Department’s (LPD) Emergency Communications Center at 6:47 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
  198. The two-vehicle crash happened on Route 501 near Timberlake Road.
  200. One of the vehicles involved in the crash had flipped and was engulfed in flames, according to LPD.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Volunteer firefighter killed in Sterling house explosion laid to rest at funeral</title><description>VIDEO: Thousands of people gathered in Leesburg Monday to celebrate the life of a Sterling volunteer firefighter killed in a house explosion.
  202. Loudoun County officials said they expected more than 3,500 people to attend the funeral for 45-year-old Trevor Brown at Cornerstone Chapel. Most of the attendees were first responders from different departments across the DMV.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WUSA-TV CBS 9 Washington, D.C.</description><pubDate>Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Chesterfield County first responders plan inaugural blood drive</title><description>In an emergency, every moment matters. For people in need of blood, having a supply ready to go is of utmost importance.
  204. That's why in December, Chesterfield County Fire and EMS became the first emergency department in Central Virginia to carry whole blood on ambulances. "I feel like we're truly giving them the best chance of survival by carrying this program," said director of EMS for Chesterfield Fire and EMS, Wayne Bowen.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond</description><pubDate>Tue, 05 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Five firefighters injured after fire in Portsmouth</title><description>Five firefighters are in the hospital after sustaining injuries following a fire in Portsmouth on March 2, officials said.
  206. Around 6:45 p.m., Portsmouth Emergency Communications were notified of a residential structure fire in the 4800 block of Augustine Circle in the Churchland section.
  208. Crews arrived to find a single-story dwelling with a fire in the kitchen.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/3/2024 6:16:03 AM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:16:03 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Virginia flags to be lowered in honor of firefighter killed in Sterling explosion</title><description>A volunteer firefighter who died in an explosion that destroyed a home in Sterling, Virginia, in February will be honored Monday with Virginia flags at half-staff.
  210. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin made the order for the United States and Virginia flags to be lowered at all state buildings “in memory and respect of Sterling Volunteer Firefighter Trevor Brown, who tragically lost his life,” the statement read.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/4/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRC-TV NBC 4 Washington, D.C.</description><pubDate>Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Construction for the new Elkton fire station is making progress</title><description>VIDEO: The Elkton community will soon have a new fire station as construction continues along Blue &amp; Gold Drive which sits next to Route 33. The start of construction began back in September and it is on track to be completed sometime this summer.
  212. The community as well as members of the fire department are looking forward to having the new space.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/1/2024 12:27:00 AM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:27:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>New equipment improves fire response in Petersburg</title><description>VIDEO: Fire response times are improving in Petersburg since the department replaced two engines that were undoubtedly well past their prime.
  214. The new and certainly expensive additions arrived within the last year.
  216. The Petersburg Fire Department hopes to acquire a few more firefighting tools.
  218. “We had a lot of issues that were years in the making, and we have been able to turn the corner,” Interim Chief Chris Magann said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 3:38:00 PM - SOURCE: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond</description><pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 15:38:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>House fire in Stanley caused road closure</title><description>The Stanley Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday around 12:15 p.m. The house was located on Masonic Drive off East Main Street.
  220. Firefighters were on the scene within three minutes of the alarm and fire was already coming out of the downstairs kitchen area and spreading into the second floor of the two and one half story house.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 11:26:00 PM - SOURCE: WHSV-TV ABC 3 Harrisonburg</description><pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 23:26:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Virginia Beach firefighters respond to fire near Lynnhaven Mall, around 30 storage units damaged</title><description>Firefighters were at the scene of a fire at a storage facility near Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach.
  222. The Virginia Beach Fire Department says that they were dispatched for a report of a structure fire at a "Mini U Storage" in the 500 block of Lynnhaven Parkway around 11:42 p.m. and arrived just about 4 minutes later.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/27/2024 9:49:13 AM - SOURCE: WSET-TV ABC 13 Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 09:49:13 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Bonner Leader lends talents to award-winning Lynchburg Fire Department program</title><description>Natalee Coates ’26, a University of Lynchburg Bonner Leader, helped create and carry out a Lynchburg Fire Department initiative that was honored on Feb. 21 at the 2024 Virginia Fire Rescue Conference.
  224. At the conference, the LFD — led by fire chief and alumnus Greg Wormser ’95 — received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Community Risk Reduction for Walkabout Wednesdays, a program that promotes fire safety in at-risk neighborhoods.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: University of Lynchburg</description><pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Bristol firefighters battle fire at former Virginia Intermont campus</title><description>Firefighters in Bristol, Virginia, responded to a structure fire at the former Virginia Intermont College on Monday evening.
  226. According to a release from the City of Bristol, Virginia, firefighters responded to the fire at the former campus just after 5 p.m.
  228. Upon arrival, firefighters reportedly found the fire burning in the swimming pool at the college.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJHL-TV CBS 11 Johnson City</description><pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Fire at Blacksburg church leaves $50k in damages</title><description>VIDEO: Crews have contained a fire at the First Church of God right off of Main Street in Downtown Blacksburg.
  230. Authorities said the fire started in the kitchen, and traveled up the wall and into the roof.
  232. “They said the occupant tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher, but they were unsuccessful.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke</description><pubDate>Tue, 27 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Norfolk apartment fire tears through multiple units</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to an apartment fire early Sunday morning that damaged multiple units. Around 4 a.m., crews were called to the 900 block of Scott Street. They arrived on the scene to find heavy fire coming from an apartment building.
  234. Crews attacked the fire from inside and outside of the building.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/25/2024 2:33:24 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Sun, 25 Feb 2024 14:33:24 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>New technology unveiled at Virginia Beach training event for firefighters, paramedics across the state</title><description>Hundreds of firefighters and paramedics from across the state descended on Virginia Beach this week to learn about the latest firefighting and life-saving techniques, cancer and mental health awareness, and to check out new gadgets, equipment and technology.
  236. The group came together for the annual Virginia Fire Rescue Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and the city’s fire training center.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/23/2024 7:36:37 PM - SOURCE: Daily Press - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Fri, 23 Feb 2024 19:36:37 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Carytown Burger and Fries Lakeside restaurant in Henrico County catches fire</title><description>Henrico County Division of Fire is investigating after a fire occurred at the Carytown Burger and Fries Lakeside restaurant.
  238. At around 7 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 24, fire officials responded to Carytown Burger and Fries Lakeside, located at 5404 Lakeside Avenue, for a report of a fire.
  240. According to Henrico County fire marshal Henry Rosenbaum, there was “not a lot of fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/26/2024 12:19:00 AM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Mon, 26 Feb 2024 00:19:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Surry County unveils new mobile radio communications system</title><description>Surry County is now live with a new mobile radio communication system, a project 15 years in the making.
  242. According to county officials, the new system was implemented in applicable fleet vehicles, school busses, and fire apparatus after weeks of training, finally going live on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
  244. The new system hopes to improve public safety communication throughout the county.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/21/2024 5:47:00 PM - SOURCE: WAVY-TV NBC 10 Portsmouth</description><pubDate>Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:47:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>500-acre wildfire in Lee County has burned 6 structures so far</title><description>A wildfire in Lee County has grown to 500 acres and burned six structures since starting in a farm area Wednesday afternoon.
  246. The Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) wildfire map places the fire off Hickory Hill Road near the Blackwater community.
  248. DOF Assistant Director for Wildfire Hazard Mitigation and Prevention Michael Downey told News Channel 11 Thursday morning that the fire had burned six structures since starting around 4:40 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/23/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJHL-TV CBS/ABC 11 Johnson City</description><pubDate>Fri, 23 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Retired Virginia Beach Fire Captain and engine company recognized by Governor Youngkin</title><description>On Wednesday, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the recipients of the 2023 Governor's Fire Service Awards. The awards are part of the annual Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Expo and Symposium in Virginia Beach.
  249. Engine Company 17 of the Virginia Beach Fire Department was recognized for "Outstanding Fire Department Response.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton</description><pubDate>Thu, 22 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Family of fallen firefighter killed in Sterling home explosion invited to White House</title><description>This week, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin and President Joe Biden reached out to the family of fallen Loudoun County firefighter Trevor Brown, offering their heartfelt sympathies.
  251. The 45-year-old volunteer firefighter died last Friday while investigating a 500-gallon underground propane tank that was found to be leaking at 347 Silver Ridge Drive before it exploded.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJLA-TV ABC 7 Washington D.C.</description><pubDate>Thu, 22 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Richmond Fire Department, city leaders break ground on new Fire Station 21 building</title><description>Richmond firefighters and city leaders broke ground on Tuesday on a new fire station in the city’s Southside.
  253. The city is spending $15 million on a new state-of-the-art facility on Richmond Highway. It will replace the current Fire Station 21, which has been in use for 80 years.
  255. The mayor says the new firehouse will have three bays for fire trucks and equipment.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 1:10:00 PM - SOURCE: WWBT-TV NBC 12 Richmond</description><pubDate>Tue, 20 Feb 2024 13:10:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Patch Brewing Company launches drink for Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Department</title><description>VIDEO: Patch Brewing Company has brewed up a new beer supporting a great cause, the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Department.
  257. This partnership began last year, as a thank-you to the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Department for all their hard work and dedication to their community.
  259. “When Patch comes up with events like this, we’re more than happy to come out, help people park their cars, bring the fire truck out here, and talk fire safety,” said Matt Smith, the Fire Chief for the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/21/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCAV-TV CBS/FOX 19 Charlottesville</description><pubDate>Wed, 21 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Follow Up: Child found dead, 3 injured in Petersburg apartment fire</title><description>A child was found dead and three others were injured in an apartment complex fire in Petersburg Tuesday morning.
  261. Shortly after 3:45 a.m. on Feb. 20, crews with the Petersburg Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services were called to the Pinetree apartment complex located in the southeastern part of the city for a reported structure fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 2:14:55 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Tue, 20 Feb 2024 14:14:55 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>VIDEO: 500-gallon underground propane tank found at Sterling home that exploded, killing a firefighter and injuring others</title><description>A 500-gallon underground propane tank was found at a Virginia home that exploded Friday, killing one firefighter and injuring others, officials said Saturday.
  263. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue were called to the home in Sterling around 7:40 p.m. for a gas leak, Chief Keith Johnson said at a news conference.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News</description><pubDate>Tue, 20 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>One killed, another injured in Petersburg apartment fire</title><description>Petersburg officials have confirmed that an early morning Tuesday fire at an apartment complex was deadly. Authorities are not yet releasing the identities of the victims.
  265. Petersburg Fire tells CBS 6 they were first alerted to the fire on the 3100 block of Pinetree Drive at the Pinetree Apartments at 3:50 a.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/20/2024 1:28:00 PM - SOURCE: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond</description><pubDate>Tue, 20 Feb 2024 13:28:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Firefighters battle Powhatan barn fire, divert water from 2 miles away to extinguish</title><description>Multiple different fire departments and companies across the region responded to a barn fire in Powhatan County in the early morning hours on Sunday.
  267. Just after 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, emergency crews were notified of a barn fire in progress in the 6200 block of Old Buckingham Road.
  269. Firefighters with the Macon District, Deep Creek and Powhatan Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department and Powhatan County Fire and Rescue all responded to the scene.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/19/2024 8:54:01 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Mon, 19 Feb 2024 20:54:01 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link></link><title>Three people hospitalized in two-story Chesterfield County house fire</title><description>PHOTOS: Chesterfield County firefighters responded to a two-story house fire that caused significant damage Friday morning.
  271. Crews with Chesterfield Fire and EMS were called to the 5600 block of Drayton Landing Court for a reported two-alarm house fire shortly before 7 a.m.
  273. According to authorities, three people inside managed to escape the house before crews responded at the scene.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/16/2024 2:56:37 PM - SOURCE: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Petersburg</description><pubDate>Fri, 16 Feb 2024 14:56:37 -0800</pubDate></item></channel></rss>

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