Loudoun County Authorities investigate a series of fires

The Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal’s Office announced they are investigating multiple outside fires.

The fires appear to have been set in the overnight hours Sat. into Sun. Aug. 6 and 7.

The fires were specifically along Planting Field Drive between Edgewater Street and Tall Cedars Parkway.

Citizens are asked to review home security footage systems for any suspicious activity between Sat. night and early Sun. morning.

Also if any citizens are missing gas cans or engine oil containers or have any information on the incidents you are asked to contact the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact Josh Hottle at 571-831-1903 or Joshua.Hottle@Loudoun.gov if you have any information.

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Warren County fire caused by improperly discarded fireworks

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The Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office reports that improperly discarded fireworks likely caused a blaze.

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the 2000 block of Long Meadow Road.

The garage portion of the home looks to have sustained a great deal of damage.

The fire looks to have spread to the roof of the home causing considerable damage.

Fireworks have often been used well beyond the fourth of July.

Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that the best way to dispose of any fireworks is to soak them thoroughly in a bucket of water before throwing them away.

This includes spent fireworks, unused or ones that didn’t go off.

Residents should double wrap soaked fireworks in two plastic bags so they don’t dry out.

Throw all wrapped fireworks in an outdoor trash can.

The investigation of the Long Meadow Road fire continues with details forthcoming.

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Update on W.VA. Schools for the Deaf and Blind

The West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Romney updated their status on the loss of their Administration Building.

The historic landmark building was deemed a total loss after a fire early Sat. morning Feb. 26.

No injuries were reported in the blaze as occupancy was limited as it was a weekend.

Students will be in remote learning status through at least Mar. 4.

It was announced yesterday that the investigation continues with the assistance of agents from the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) who were called in by Gov. Justice.

Those agents will be assisted by agents of the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office as well as local law enforcement along with Officials from the West Virginia Department of Education.

Those officials will remain on the site until the investigation has been completed.

Immediately after the fire Gov. Justice requested that Frontier Communications prioritize the restoration of all internet services, telephone and campus security lost in the blaze.

Frontier Communications crews worked night and day to restore all services by the day after the fire.

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