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Residence fire results in total loss

When Woodbine and Oak Grove fire departments arrived at a structure fire on River Road Friday morning, the roof was falling in and the structure was filled with fire, said Woodbine fire chief Rick Fore. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get...

Area firefighters respond to Rockholds structure fire now under investigation

The Woodbine Fire Department responded to a structure fire Wednesday night that is now under investigation. The fire department was dispatched to the fire on Owens Branch Road off of Ky. 779 in the Rockholds community about 9 p.m. Wednesday night. No residents were inside the...

Woodbine, Oak Grove firefighters called to mobile home fire Wednesday

Woodbine and Oak Grove firefighters were called out Wednesday morning to battle a mobile home fire on Hughes Lane off of Dowis Chapel Road in Knox County. “It was on fire all the way through,” said Woodbine Fire Chief Rick Fore of the scene when firefighters first arrived between...

UPDATE: Overturned propane truck blocking Hightop Road has been righted; Officials expect road to be closed until after 5 p.m.

UPDATE: The propane truck that overturned on Highstop Road Friday afternoon has been righted. A heavy duty tow truck was able to pull the truck back onto its wheels at approximately 3:15 p.m. Officials with Whitley County E911 said it would be about 5 p.m. before the road was...

W’burg woman must pay $6K in restitution for fire that damaged Daniel Boone National Forest

The Williamsburg woman convicted of starting a brush fire that spread into the Daniel Boone National Forest in March won’t go to jail, and won’t have to pay a fine, but a federal magistrate judge has ordered her to pay more than $6,000 in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service...

Latest suspicious structure fire within a mile of Rockholds fire station

Rockholds and Woodbine firefighters were called out Monday morning to battle a suspicious structure fire just a short distance from the Rockholds fire station. Rockholds Fire Chief Charles Walker said the fire that destroyed the abandoned house on Golden Street off of Ky. 3423,...

Rockholds, Woodbine firefighters battle another suspicious fire

Rockholds and Woodbine firefighters spent more than two hours last Thursday battling two structure fires in one location, and while arson is suspected, they do not believe it is connected to a series of recent suspicious fires. Firefighters were called to the scene at 3925...

Four fires in two days has firefighters suspecting, ‘serial arsonist’

Area firefighters suspect they may be dealing with a serial arsonist who is targeting abandoned buildings. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get access every day! Please login to view this content. Not a Member? Join Us

Oak Grove, Woodbine firefighters battle house fire on Fifth Street Road

Oak Grove and Woodbine firefighters spent approximately three hours battling a blaze that destroyed a home on Fifth Street Road Monday morning. Firefighters were paged to the scene near the Interstate 75 bridge at 4:44 a.m. “Someone on the interstate saw the flames and called...

Coroner: Man found inside burning Rockholds home died from suicide

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley has ruled the cause of death in the case of an individual found in the basement of a burning Rockholds home Friday as suicide. Croley said the male subject, whose name is not being released, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound....
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