Fire damages family business near Conicville

A firefighter uses a saw to cut open the wall to better reach the fire.

A firefighter from Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company uses a saw to cut open a wall for better access to the fire.

CONICVILLE—A fire Saturday morning, Nov. 15, damaged a family business near Conicville. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

Dispatch alerted fire and rescue crews to the fire at 6:12 a.m. When firefighters from Conicville Volunteer Fire Department arrived at 2328 Pepper Road, they found fire burning in a metal-clad garage-style building. They quickly entered the building and began fighting the fire, stopping its spread in the two-story interior.

The building houses the Brillman Company, a family-run business that deals in electrical parts for automotive use.

After extinguishing the fire, firefighters remained on the scene making sure that all smoldering hot spots had been found and dealt with. Units left the scene around 9 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Along with the Conicville Volunteer Fire Department, units also responded from Mount Jackson Rescue and Fire Department, Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue, Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, Woodstock Fire Department, New Market Fire and Rescue Department, and Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue.

 

Barn burns on Brannertown Lane

Timberville firefighters contain a barn fire on Brannertown Lane south of Forestville.

Timberville firefighters contain a barn fire on Brannertown Lane south of Forestville.

July 27, 2014; 8:15 p.m.

QUICKSBURG, VA—Fire claimed a barn on Brannertown Lane early on Sunday morning, July 27. No animals were in or around the building.

Timberville firefighters are silhouetted by headlights as they contain a barn fire on Brannertown Lane south of Forestville.

Timberville firefighters are silhouetted by headlights as they contain a barn fire on Brannertown Lane south of Forestville.

When firefighters from Timberville Volunteer Fire Department arrived, fire had already taken control of the building. The firefighters focused on protecting nearby outbuildings, and the fire was contained to the barn, which contained hay and a tractor. Crews let the fire burn itself out as rain moved into the area.

There were no injuries in the fire, which was dispatched at 1:16 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire and rescue units from Timberville, New Market, Mount Jackson, Broadway, and Orkney Springs responded to the blaze, along with Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue.

Fire marshal investigates early-morning fires

Fire at 7063 Senedo Rd

Fire burns an unoccupied building used for farm storage at 7063 Senedo Rd.

WOODSTOCK—Fires burned two buildings in southwestern Shenandoah County in the early-morning hours on Friday, June 13. 

Nobody was injured in the fires, which happened about an hour and a half apart.

“We are investigating them as potentially set fires,” said David A. Ferguson, Shenandoah County fire marshal.

Dispatchers alerted fire and rescue units to the first fire at 2:35 a.m. That fire burned an abandoned mobile home at 4939 Orkney Grade, near Morning Star Road. By the time firefighters arrived, flames had almost completely consumed the building. 

Fire at 4939 Orkney Grade

A firefighter from Orkney Springs waits for water at the scene of a fire in an abandoned house at 4939 Orkney Grade

Units were finishing at that scene when the second fire was dispatched at 3:59 a.m. The second fire was in an unoccupied building used as farm storage at 7063 Senedo Road near N. Mountain Road.

Firefighters found fire throughout the masonry building, with vehicles and other buildings threatened by the flames. Fighting the fire from outside, they were able to keep the fire from spreading to anything else.

Units from Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue, Mount Jackson Rescue and Fire Department, Conicville Volunteer Fire Department, Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, Woodstock Fire Department, New Market Fire and Rescue, Timberville Volunteer Fire Department, and Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue responded to the fires.

The fires are being investigated by the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office, with help from the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office, the Frederick County Fire Marshal, and Virginia State Police.

Anyone with information that could pertain to the fires should call the Shenandoah County Fire Marshal’s Office at 540-459-6177. An Arson Reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the person(s) responsible for these fires.

 

 

Three escape house fire near Edinburg

Firefighters from Woodstock and Edinburg contain a house fire at 467 Mash Lane near Edinburg early on Thursday morning.

Firefighters from Woodstock and Edinburg contain a house fire at 467 Mash Lane near Edinburg early on Thursday morning.

EDINBURG — Three occupants escaped a house fire without injury early Thursday morning, Oct. 24. One of them awoke before 5 a.m. to find flames in the house, and by the time the three got outside, flames were shooting through the roof.

The fire at 467 Mash Lane was dispatched at 4:49 a.m. and the first arriving fire engine from Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company found the entire home in flames, along with two vehicles. They worked to cool down a propane tank next to the house and kept the fire from spreading further.

Because of the rural mountainside setting of the fire, four fire engines carried water to the scene to supply a fifth fire engine. In a span of about three hours, the engines brought over 10,000 gallons of water to the fire scene.

The Red Cross came to the scene to help the family of four that were displaced by the fire. The fourth resident was not home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

“This fire serves a reminder to us to check our smoke alarms to make sure they’re working with fresh batteries,” said John Collins, public information officer for Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue.

Though no cause has been named for the fire, Collins pointed out the colder weather and urged residents to make sure that wood stoves and chimneys are in clean, safe working order and that space heaters are away from flammable materials.

Shenandoah County residents in need of a smoke alarm can contact the SCFR office at (540) 459-6167.

Units responded to the fire from Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, Woodstock Fire Department, Mount Jackson Rescue and Fire, New Market Fire and Rescue Department, Woodstock Rescue Squad, Virginia State Police and Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue.

A firefighter hoses down a burned out vehicle at the scene of a house fire at 467 Mash Lane near Edinburg early on Thursday morning.

A firefighter hoses down a burned out vehicle at the scene of a house fire at 467 Mash Lane near Edinburg early on Thursday morning.

Horse stable burns at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds

WOODSTOCK — Fire burned much of a horse stable at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Fire and rescue departments were dispatched at 6:21 a.m., and they could see the fire before they arrived on the scene, so they requested additional companies. When they arrived, firefighters focused on saving what they could of the stable and protecting a nearby residential property. Of 42 units in the stable, 12 were saved. The house suffered minimal damage from the radiant heat of the fire.

One horse was in the stables and was removed safely. Unfortunately, two dogs perished.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Shenandoah County fire marshal.

Units responded to the fire from Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock Volunteer Rescue Squad, Edinburg Volunteer Fire Company, Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department, Conicville Volunteer Fire Department, New Market Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Strasburg Fire Department, Strasburg Rescue Squad, and Shenandoah County Department of Fire and Rescue. Woodstock Police Department assisted with traffic control, and the Woodstock public works department provided a tractor to help firefighters access pockets of fire in the rubble. The last firefighters left the scene at 11:50 a.m.

As a result of this fire and another about 30 minutes later in Fort Valley, Luray Volunteer Fire Department in Page County assisted with coverage in New Market while Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue from Frederick County assisted with coverage in Toms Brook.