Wertland blaze: No injuries in morning house fire
Published on Jan 21st, 2013
2 comments There are no reported injuries from an early morning blaze at 1256 Wertland Street. According to Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner, the fire was reported at 5:11am on Monday, January 21, and...
Not practice: Roof of unfinished UVA football center burns
Published on Oct 8th, 2012
9 comments It was the fire that could be seen across town. For a little over an hour Monday, thick black smoke filled the autumn sky over Charlottesville, as the roof of what is to become the University of...
No answers: Fatal Augusta fire accidental, cause unknown
Published on Oct 4th, 2012
1 comments A morning fire on Sunday, September 30 that swept through a house in the Augusta County town of Dooms, killing an 11-year-old boy as he slept upstairs, was accidental and started in a downstairs...
Where's the fire?
Published on May 9th, 2012
0 comments A stove fire at the Nook around 1:30pm May 9 brings at least four Charlottesville firetrucks to the Downtown Mall and evacuates the restaurant. Damage is minimal, according to a firefighter on the...
Shenandoah unburned: Rain, humidity cancel planned Park fire
Published on May 2nd, 2011
4 comments  A planned burn of 500 acres in the Jarman's Gap area of Shenandoah National Park that was to commence Sunday was canceled due to weather, says Park spokesperson Barb Stewart, who had announced...
Preston pyre: Another car fire as a Yellow Cab burns
Published on Feb 10th, 2011
4 comments Just when you thought the Charlottesville cold-weather trend of burning vehicles had ended, another one caught fire Thursday. This time, it happened at approximately 2:12 p.m. in the parking lot of...
'Extremely intense': Crews smother car fire at County Office Building
Published on Jan 13th, 2011
33 comments This is the former Lane High School. PHOTO BY CHARLES WERNER Charlottesville firefighters used water and then foam to knock down what the Fire Chief calls an "extremely intense" Thursday morning car...
Rougemont blaze: Grease fire ruins house, shuts street
Published on Dec 20th, 2010
17 comments Click to see the location on a map. PHOTO BY CHARLES WERNER A kitchen fire fed by grease appears to have destroyed a house on the Southeast side of town and blocked Rougemont Avenue, according to a...
Run for the hose: Taco Bell destroyed by fire
Published on Dec 4th, 2010
34 comments It was located at 820 Gardens Boulevard near the Carmike cinemas. PHOTO BY CHARLES WERNER A Taco Bell restaurant was destroyed by fire December 4, as photographs shot by Charlottesville fire chief...
Math test still on?
Published on Sep 23rd, 2010
2 comments Reports that Buford Middle School was in flames yesterday were false and the result of a child caller, says Charlottesville Fire Chief Charles Werner. An investigation is underway.
Wild fire: Blaze chars Wild Wing Caf�©
Published on Jul 27th, 2010
50 comments Flames tear through the Caf©'s porch. PHOTO BY JESSICA WILKINS An early morning fire at Wild Wing Caf© on West Main Street has been extinguished with no injuries, but there may be water and smoke...
Closet fire: Mop head blaze smokes up Rev Soup
Published on Jun 29th, 2010
2 comments Nothing was cooking when things started smoking up this morning, say staffers who evacuated the restaurant. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE A mop head stored in a closet beside a hot water heater burns...
Snap o' the day: Firetruck on the Mall
Published on Apr 27th, 2010
0 comments A small blaze behind Wachovia Bank April 27 around lunch time evacuates the building while the air clears inside.
Fire collapses house
Published on Feb 8th, 2010
6 comments A fire at 203 Robertson Avenue off Jefferson Park Avenue took down the house, but the three UVA grad students who live there were not home at the time and a pooch on the back porch was rescued....
Drummer lost: Fire victim was Johnny Gilmore
Published on Oct 23rd, 2009
46 comments 'Everybody who's anybody musically in this town played with Johnny Gilmore,' says singer-songwriter William Walter. PHOTO COURTESY WILLIAM WALTER Acclaimed local drummer Johnny Gilmore has died in a...
Big leak: Manor owner explains why he shut sprinkler
Published on Aug 26th, 2009
9 comments [caption id="attachment_18208" align="alignleft" width="325" caption="Investigators have still not determined what caused the fire that destroyed this Stony Point estate."][/caption] There's a...
Snap o' the Day: Ivy Bonfire
Published on Apr 25th, 2009
1 comments A bonfire roars Friday night at an outdoor party at an unidsclosed location near Ivy.