FCFR respond to two fires on a busy February 2

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Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) report by email responding to two fires on February 2.

The first fire being reported just past 7 a.m.in the Carpers Valley Road area.

On arrival firefighters found a barn fully involved and having collapsed.

The building collapsing prevented firefights from entering the structure, so an exterior approach had to be taken.

Being in a non-hydrant area a rural water operation was initiated.

Before entering the property firefighters had to cut the lock on the gate to enter the grounds.

The fire was deemed accidental with no injures reported in the incident with units leaving the grounds just before 1 p.m.

A second call was received just past 4 p.m. that same afternoon in the 900 block in the Wardensville Pike area.

On arrival firefighters found the resident attempting to put out the fire on the roof of the home.

After assisting him down the fire was extinguished by no later than 5:20 p.m.

No injuries were reported in the incident with the fire believed to have been caused by embers in the chimney and deemed accidental.

All units had cleared the scene by 7 p.m.

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ACSO investigate a school threat at BRCC

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) reports the investigation of a threat at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC). 

On January 30 ACSO was told that a student at BRCC received a disturbing phone call.

The student allegedly was told to get out of the cafeteria because it was about to be set on fire.

About an hour after that student left other students who overheard the information notified campus security.

The BRCC security team initiated a lockdown of several campus buildings.

After a thorough investigation by campus security and Augusta County Deputies nothing suspicious was found and the lockdown was lifted just after 1 that afternoon.

The student who allegedly received the initial call has been identified and the investigation into the incident continues.

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SU student’s head to Super Bowl

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Twelve sport management students from Shenandoah University’s School of Business are going to Las Vegas this week for an experiential learning trip to Super Bowl 58.

This is the second year SU has brought students to the Super Bowl.

The students will work throughout the day on Saturday at the NFL Fan Experience and on game day, they will help with NFL VIP Pre-Game Parties leading up to kickoff.

In addition to their work with the NFL, the students will meet with industry professionals to network and visit the sites of the Las Vegas Golden Knights, UNLV, Professional Bull Riders, and the Las Vegas Stadium Authority.

To view a video from last year’s trip, click here.

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News Maker Robyn Miller on the Coldest Night Walk

The Winchester Area Temporary Transitional Shelter (WATTS) is preparing for the international Coldest Night of the Year walk.

We spoke to WATTS’ Executive Director Robyn Miller about Winchester’s plan for the walk in our latest news maker.

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Robyn tells us that last year was a great success with over 400 walkers which turned out to be the second largest group in the United States.

This year Robyn is hoping for 700 or more people to participate which could be the largest group in the United States.

The walk is February 24 with registration and additional information found here.

Click here for Robyn’s latest news maker.

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