Tag: fire

By Stefanie Jackson – A boat at the Cape Charles Yacht Club caught fire Tuesday morning, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads reported at 6 a.m. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center received notification of the fire at 6:02 a.m. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles and firefighters and EMS personnel...
By Linda Cicoira -- The names of two of the three people who died in a fire that occurred Feb. 1, in Nelsonia, were released in a state police announcement Sunday — 16 days after the suspected arson/ homicide was committed. The victims were Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 24, Oraliz Alejandra Gonzalez-Miranda,...
By Connie Morrison -- Feliciano Ortiz, grandfather of  3-year-old Sofia Escalante, sobbed into the phone as he described to a reporter how his “beautiful” granddaughter would run to him saying, “Give me a kiss!”  Ortiz said her body was one of those found in the aftermath of a blaze last Friday in...
By Linda Cicoira -- A fatal fire in Accomack County Friday is being investigated as arson and homicide, according to the state police. “The preliminary examination conducted Saturday by the Office of the Medical Examiner in Norfolk revealed that each of the three bodies recovered from a burned mobile home in...
UPDATE By Linda Cicoira -- Two adults and a child died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, said Corinne Gellner of the state police. The remains were taken to the Norfolk medical examiner for autopsy and positive identification. Special agents with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in...
By Linda Cicoira -- Three people, whose names have not been released by authorities, died Friday morning in a mobile home fire in Nelsonia, according to C. Ray Pruitt, director of the Accomack Department of Public Safety. Firefighters were called to Johnson Court for “a residential fire with entrapment,” at 10...
Story by Stefanie Jackson and Photo by Helene Doughty A house fire Sunday night, Jan. 20, in Birdsnest, claimed the life of one woman who has not yet been positively identified by authorities. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 Center received the call at 11:25 p.m. Fire stations responded from Wachapreague, Painter, Exmore,...
By Linda Cicoira Two veteran firefighters came to the rescue Monday afternoon keeping a tragedy from turning fatal, according to Capt. Art Thornton of the Wachapreague Volunteer Fire Company. Sean Fate and Paul Parks, both volunteers who live in the town, pulled a man from a...
By Linda CicoiraA fire that swept through a two-story wood-frame Bobtown home near Pungoteague last weekend injured the couple who lived there and killed dozens of their animals.Laura Chuquin-Naylor said she and her husband “escaped without major injuries … it would be premature to offer any comments...
Story and Photos by Bill SterlingSpecial to the Eastern Shore PostAlmost a year after a fire destroyed the clubhouse at the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club three days before Christmas 2017, a groundbreaking was held Saturday, Dec. 1, to mark the beginning of construction of...