Two buildings damaged by fire on Skyline Drive

Six Units and 21 firefighters battled high winds and below freezing temperatures Apr. 18 fighting a fire at Big Meadows on the Skyline Drive.

No injuries were reported but approximately $500,000 in damage was done to the Blackrock Lodge and a maintenance building along with several vehicles.

In addition a Page County EMS unit crashed in route according to the Page Valley News the crash remains under investigation.

Because of the terrain it took responders 22 minutes to reach the fire to find the buildings fully involved. 

Low water pressure at the scene hampered fire suppression efforts as well.

National Park Officials labeled the lodge and maintenance building historic.

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WCFR report an injured firefighter and displaced residents

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report responding to a Sunday afternoon fire on Feb. 27.

The fire was reported on Vista Fork Road off of Strasburg Road at Approximately 1:15 p.m..

The fire started in the buildings addition and spread to the main part of the house rendering it uninhabitable.

The residents were able to evacuated safely and were assisted by the American Red Cross.

Investigators determined the cause to be improperly discarded smoking materials.

One firefighter who suffered minor burns was treated at the scene then evaluated at the hospital with no other injuries being reported.

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WCFR battle an early Thur. morning fire

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An early Thursday morning fire heavily damaged a home under renovations in the 100 block of West Strasburg Rd.

Crews from Warren County responded to find flames on the second floor and through the roof.

A firefighter did sustain minor injuries but did not need to go to the hospital.

Crews from Strasburg, Millwood assisted in suppressing the fire.

The call came in around 1:30 a.m. with crews remaining on the scene until 10:30 a.m. Thur. morning.

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