Two Major Fires Hit Warren County Over The Weekend

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report two major fires hit Warren County July 6.

On Saturday night, the Warren County Fire & Rescue (WCFR) was dispatched to Shenandoah Farms for a large outdoor building fire that ended up engulfing multiple smaller buildings, passenger vehicles, and a recreational vehicle.

Personal took three hours to extinguish the fire, and no injuries were reported.

Again on the same night, a dwelling fire was reported in the 10th block of West 17th Street involving four passenger vehicles in Front Royal. Due to most stations working on the Shenandoah Farms fire, additional aid was called to help stop the flames.

Two residents were treated and released on scene, with no other injuries reported.

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WCFR accomplish a high water rescue

Warren County Fire and Rescue Logo. Used by permission by Warren County Deputy Director of Emergency Services Brian Foley

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) report accomplishing a high-water rescue on the swollen Shenandoah River January 28.

Around 3 o’clock the afternoon of Sunday, January 28, three people were kayaking on the river near Shenandoah Farms’ boat landing when their kayaks capsized.

One person was able to swim to shore and called 911 from a nearby residence’s home.

Emergency personnel on arrival found an adult male and child in the water approximately 80 feet from shore.

A downstream safety area was established while additional personnel launched a boat off a nearby private boat ramp.

Both individuals were rescued and taken back to shore for Emergency Medical Personnel evaluation.

All were treated for cold water and weather exposure but refused transportation to the hospital.

Along with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office personnel from Shenandoah Farms, Rivermont, North and South Warren, Linden, and Front Royal fire and rescue responded.

Personnel were able to perform the rescue in under an hour.

Flood waters are likely to remain for several days after the rains and snow melt over the past few days.

Caution is advised if you plan to attempt boating on flooded waters.

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Multiple structure fire in Frederick County

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The Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a house fire on Zion Church Road near the Warren Frederick County lines.

Warren County Fire and Rescue reports assisting in the fire.

Firefighters arrived to find multiple structures on fire with one building partially collapsed.

The fire which was reported around 4:25 a.m. Nov. 2 appears to have started in a breezeway between a mobile home and a single-family dwelling.

One person was home with no injuries being reported in the incident with firefighters battling to keep the fire from spreading to a third structure.

The firefighting efforts were hampered by water having to be shuttled in by tanker from approximately 4 miles away.

Units from at least 11 locations responded and remained on the scene for as many as 7 hours.

Approximately $35,000 in damage occurred with no injuries reported.

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