FCFR respond to a commercial structure fire at Trex

Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) responded to the report of a commercial structure fire at Trex on Shawnee Drive in Winchester.

The report was confirmed in a news release from FCFR.

The release states that the fire was reported on Wednesday May 11 at approximately 5:40 p.m..

The Trex Emergency Response Team (ERT) was battling a dust explosion fire at one of the plant’s mixers when FCFR crews arrived on the scene.

FCFR crews assisted the ERT in fire suppression efforts for over an hour to keep the fire from spreading to the 70 yards of piping and the roof of the building.

The fire was fully extinguished by approximately 8:20 p.m. and FCFR units were able to clear the scene.

One Trex employee who was working around the equipment at the time of the dust explosion was treated and released for basic life support injuries at the scene.

No other injuries were reported and dollar damage estimates have not been determined at this time.

The fire was deemed accidental and due to equipment malfunction.

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FCFR and FCSO investigate fire death

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The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed in an email the investigation of an incident early May 5.

The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office in coordination with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into a fire that involved the death of a victim.

Frederick County Emergency Communications received a call of a structure fire at 665 Pifer Road.

Units from Star Tannery were the first to arrive around 5:50 a.m. yesterday May 5.

Crews found the enclosed back porch of the house was fully involved with fire.

An adult male occupant of the house reported that a disabled female occupant was unaccounted for.

Crews initiated a primary search finding the remains of the victim in the engulfed back porch.

The investigation of the incident continues including a complete autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia for positive identification.

The origin of the fire is still to be determined.

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News Maker Lenny Millholland on free C.R.C.C

Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) are offering a Civilian Response Causality Care (C.R.C.C) course.

The course is about civilian response to emergency situations.

We spoke with Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholland about what to expect in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

The course is free 4 hours long and will be held at the Spirit and Word Fellowship Church at 1275 Tasker Rd. Stephens City.

Sheriff Millholland explains the course and why it is important.

He also explains that there is limited space for the event.

Registration is required for the Mar. 12 event because of the limited availability.

To register for the event click here or contact the Spirit and Word Fellowship Church at (540) 868-9110.

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FCSO Vs. FCFR in Battle of the Badges

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The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and Frederick County Fire and Rescue (FCFR) hold a Battle of the Badges.

Blood donors on July 9 will be offered a blue or red ticket to be deposited after donating.

The organization with the most tickets wins the trophy.

Make an appointment to give at redcrossblood.org and use the code battle2021 for a July 9 appointment.

You do not have to be a member of either organization to participate in the Battle of the Badges.

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