Stanley Fire Department battles a devastating house fire

More information has been released about a house fire on Al Good Drive in Stanley.

Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit confirms by email that the fire was reported around 7 a.m. Monday morning Aug. 1.

The house on Al Good Drive is owned by Elizabeth Howard formerly of Manassas Virginia.

Howard was scheduled to move into the home the same day the house fire was reported.

When Firefighters arrived they found fire coming through the roof of the home and took nearly thirty minutes to contain it.

The house was being remodeled and renovated for several weeks before the fire.

Five unites and nineteen firefighters from Stanley Fire Department responded to the call with tanker crews from Luray assisting.

Page County Emergency Medical Service also responded but no injuries were reported.

Fire Crews remained on the scene for almost three hours to ensure the fire was out.

The house was a total loss with an estimated $400,000 in damage.

The fire also consumed a vehicle that was parked next to the home in a carport.

The fire appears to have started in the attic with the exact cause still under investigation.

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SVFC 70 respond to a propane tank explosion

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The Shenandoah Volunteer Fire Company 70 (SVFC70) reports being assisted by the Elkton and Stanley Volunteer Fire Companies as they responded to a structure fire Sunday July 3.

Fire units arrived at approximately 5:15 p.m. to find the single story home in the 600 block of 10th Street Shenandoah Virginia showing heavy fire.

The fire was moving from the rear of the home extending into the living quarters.

No one was home at the time of the fire with all three cats being rescued by first responders.

The fire was quickly contained but the home looks to be left uninhabitable.

Preliminary investigation indicates the fire was caused by a propane tank exploding.

A completed investigation will confirm the cause of the blaze.

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Stanley honors Officer Winum

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The Stanley Police Department released a remembrance of  Officer Dominic Nick Winum.

Sat. Feb.26 was one year to the day that Officer Winum was killed in the line of duty in a traffic stop in Stanley Virginia.

February 26 has been declared Officer Winum day in the town.

Winum was honored by citizens, officials and politicians in a ceremony at the Ed Good Park on Saturday Feb. 26, 2022.

The new Stanley Police Department was named the Winum Building in honor of the officer on Sat. as well.

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Page Co. Authorities respond to an explosion in Stanley

The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports on it’s social media page that they responded with the Stanley Fire Department to an explosion in Page County.

The explosion occurred in the Connor Farm Phoebe Lane area of Stanley on Sunday Oct. 17.

Investigators found evidence that 38 year old Kevin Conner had been killed in the explosion.

Preliminary indications are that Conner was working with a 120 gallon propane tank when it exploded.

The explosion caused extensive damage to the building and witnesses say they heard and felt the effects several miles away.

Conner’s body has been taken to the Medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

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Page County Firefighters battle massive blaze

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Firefighters from Stanley, Luray and Shenandoah spent much of Tuesday Apr. 27 night fighting a large fire on a Page County farm.

The fire may have been caused by a spark from a wood grinder.

The fire involved pallets and machinery on Dairy Drive on Leakesville Road.

Firefighters resorted to dumping dirt on the fire to extinguish it as water was not sufficient.

Stanley Fire Chief Terry Pettit reports that the damage is likely to exceed $250,000.

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