WCFR respond to a house fire that displaces 7

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) reports a house fire that displaced 7 people Fri. night Oct. 7.

Warren County Emergency Communications Center received multiple reports of a dwelling fire in the 1300 block of Warren Avenue.

Firefighters arrived shortly after the reports at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Significant fire conditions were reported coming from the home by the first responders and a second alarm was issued for assistance.

Additional units from Warren County along with Strasburg Firefighters responded.

Five of the home’s occupants were evaluated for smoke inhalation by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the scene.

The victims declined transportation to the hospital with no other injuries were reported.

The home was deemed uninhabitable with a total of 7 people being displaced by the fire.

The occupants are being assisted by the American Red Cross for their needs and accommodations.

Firefighters remained on the scene for approximately four hours.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Warren County’s Fire Marshal’s Office.

Along with units from Front Royal and Strasburg, Rivermont, South and North Warren, Linden, Shenandoah Shores, Shenandoah Farms and Chester Gap all responded.

Fire Chief Bonzano added that we all must discuss fire safety with our families in our homes as national fire prevention week began Sunday.

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WCFR respond to storm damage

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Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) reports a very busy Sun. responding to the storm.

WCFR responded to over 20 calls for service on Sun. July 17.

Starting just after 4 p.m. a severe thunderstorm moved though the Warren County area producing over 2 inches of rain in a short period of time.

The rains caused flash flooding, damaging winds with cloud to ground lighting.

Front Royal, Rivermont and Shenandoah Shores communities hardest hit made up the majority of the calls.

Emergency personnel responded to two dwellings being struck by lightning and at least two homes damaged by fallen trees.

Crews often found large trees blocking roadways hampering their response throughout the county.

One occupant was temporarily confined after a power line dropped on the vehicle they were in near Bentonville.

Three juveniles were rescued from flash flooding of Happy Creek at Front Royal’s Main Street bridge.

The three were treated at the scene and then transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

One motorist was trapped by high water on Stokes Airport Road which called for  multiple companies to perform the rescue.

No injuries were reported in that incident after that successful rescue was performed.

Emergency Medical Services did have to respond to a person electrocuted while attempting to repair electric lines damaged in the storm.

Sever weather safety tips from WCFR are available here.

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WCFR and FRPD rescue two with heroic actions

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Two Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) Officers and Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) members responded to a house fire around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The two Front Royal Police Officers have been saluted and commended in a video found here.

The Officers were the first on the scene and found two people inside the burning structure.

Thanks to the Officers quick action and risking their own safety they were able to save the residents inside the home.

Unable to enter through any doors Officer Martin quickly cut a window screen and entered through the window.

Once inside Martin found two non ambulatory residents.

Overcome with smoke Martin had to leave the home through the same window she entered.

In the meantime Sergeant Suess had arrived on the scene and was able to literally break down and remove a door to enter.

The two Officers reentered the home and pulled the two occupants out of the house to safety.

Once safe outside the couple was treated for smoke inhalation and transported to the hospital to be checked.

Two firefighters were also injured battling the blaze.

One firefighter was treated at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital and later released.

The home in the 18 Street area of Front Royal was deemed a total loss and uninhabitable.

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Railroad crossing work at Bentonville Rd.

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Warren County Fire and Rescue warns of railroad work being conducted today Mon. Mar. 7 through Fri. Mar. 11.

The WCFR Administrators as well as the office of Emergency Management have made appropriate response adjustments should services be needed.

However the the railroad crossing at Bentonville Rd. will be closed for repairs through the period.

Authorities will be in contact with Norfolk Southern Railroad throughout the process to make arrangements or provide updates as necessary.

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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 had a busy Thanksgiving day

A Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) social media post showed that the Department had an exceptionally busy Thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving day the department responded to 38 incidents with 27 of those in a 12 hour period between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m..

One incident on South Royal Ave. involved a fire at a storage facility at an abandoned motel.

Smoldering trash was extinguished in the storage area but smoke filed the second floor of the building.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Warren County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Later in the day WCFR responded to a 4 vehicle accident that trapped 3 people and shut down North Shenandoah Ave..

A total of 5 patients were assisted at the scene with 3 of those being transported to the hospital.

Chief Bonzano and the community express their appreciation for crews answering the call on Thanksgiving day.

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WCFR accepted the Camping for Hunger challenge

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) Chief  James Bonzano issued the challenge for each of his fire stations to help throw hunger under the bus.

Bonzano asked those under his command to collect at least 20 non perishable food items for Camping for Hunger.

The challenge was met with well over 20 items delivered by each fire and rescue team on Wed. Nov. 17.

The need for donations of non perishable food items will fill the immediate needs of those in need for Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap).

Drop off locations around Front Royal are found at this link with those donations being picked up or delivered tonight Nov. 19.

You can also meet with Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Seal today from 3 to 7 at the Shenandoah Farms Trash Convenience site for a drop off.

Monetary donations are very much appreciated and useful as well.

They monetary donations will enable C-Cap to meet the needs of those in Warren County in the future.

A secure monetary donation can be made right now at this link.

We are at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal accepting any donations through noon tomorrow Nov. 20.

Thank you all for your support of this important community effort Camping for Hunger.

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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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