Tag: fire

By Carol Vaughn — Accomack County volunteer firefighters were kept busy over the last weekend responding to several fires. Two structure fires, one Friday, April 30, on Nocks Landing Road in Atlantic and another Saturday, May 1, on Cattail Road near Bloxom, are under investigation by the Virginia State Police, according...
Staff report — A woman was arrested and charged with arson and second-degree murder after a man was found dead at a house fire Thursday night on Bishop Drive in New Church. Delbert Dickerson, 59, who lived at the home, was identified as the victim by Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents,...
Staff Report — Two house fires within three days in Accomack County resulted in extensive damage. A fire Monday severely damaged a house at 26439 Savageville Road in Melfa. Firefighters from multiple departments responded to the blaze, reported at 12:55 p.m. Glenn Brundage, fire captain of Wachapreague Vol. Fire Company, was in command. Firefighters...
By Stefanie Jackson – Some Cheriton citizens don’t want a fire training school in their town, but for the past eight years, their wishes have continually gone up in smoke. The Pacific Atlantic Professional Academy (PAPA) is directed by Lee Goldman, of Norfolk, who also directs the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy...
By Connie Morrison -- A late afternoon fire Friday claimed a Townsend house that was under renovation and damaged a neighboring home. There were no injuries, said Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Thomas Moore. The Eastern Shore 9-1-1 center took the call at 4:01 p.m., according to Moore. “The first engine...
By Linda Cicoira Heavy smoke blew northwest into the sky from tanks where chemical explosions occurred at around 3 p.m., Wednesday, at Perdue Farms, in Accomac, while hundreds of employees were evacuated and others were kept from starting their shifts. “We can confirm a fire outside of our Accomac facility,” Danielle...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Chincoteague Island barn where the famous wild pony, Misty, once lived, burned to the ground late Tuesday night, according to spokesperson Denise Bowden, of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Two houses in the vicinity suffered some exterior damage. There were no injuries.  The barn belonged...
By Linda Cicoira -- The Chincoteague Island barn where the famous wild pony, Misty, once lived, burned to the ground late Tuesday night, according to spokesperson Denise Bowden, of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Two houses in the vicinity suffered some exterior damage. There were no injuries. The barn belonged...
By Linda Cicoira  -- An unidentified property owner was burning down an old house on Church Road near Tasley on the evening of Saturday, April 20, when the fire got out of his control and 911 was called.
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...