Around the New River Valley
At approximately 7:56 a.m. Radford City Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the intersection of University Drive and East Main Street, to respond to a pedestrian struck by a vehic [ ... ]
On December 5th, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce celebrated local business successes at its Annual Dinner and Awards at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The crowd of close to 400 business leaders a [ ... ]
A crash involving a van and a motorcycle occurred at approximately 7:06 a.m. this morning in the 1600 block of Roanoke St. in front of Gateway Plaza. The adult male driving the motorcycle was transpor [ ... ]
This is Blacksburg's list of Holiday Parade Winners for 2013. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who attended.
The Christiansburg Police Department ICAC Unit (Internet Crimes Against Children) served a search warrant on December 4 in the 200 block of Ellett Drive in reference to suspected distribution of child [ ... ]
The Pulaski County Humane Society invites you to take a chance on winning a dog or cat themed basket chocked full of amazing trinkets for pets and people alike. The Doggie basket sports a handmade Vir [ ... ]
The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine is presenting a Fermenting Vegetables Workshop on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10:00-11:30 AM with Agatha Grimsley. This workshop offers great insights i [ ... ]
Christiansburg police officers responded to a call in reference to a woman passed out in a car in the 2300 block of Roanoke St. at 3:14 a.m. Monday. Upon search of the vehicle, items that appeared to [ ... ]
On Monday morning just after midnight, Radford Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the 100 Block of East Main Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival personnel located a [ ... ]
Celebrate this holiday season with the gift of giving! Bring an unwrapped toy donation to the Christiansburg Aquatic Center from December 16 until December 21 and receive a free daily admission pass t [ ... ]
And so, the holidays are upon us. How is this year coming down for you? Are you feeling lots of HO! HO! HO! holiday cheer or is it more like the mega holiday stress filled with endless OH NO’s!? And [ ... ]
The Holiday Inn in Blacksburg Virginia is hosting our annual holiday party. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:00pm. We have many treats in store for everyone who comes! Feel free to dress in your finest [ ... ]
- Category: Editor Blog
- Published on Tuesday, April 17 2012 12:21
- Written by NRVNews
- Clear a safety zone that is wide enough to prevent the escape of the fire.
- Keep a supply of water and a rake or shovel readily accessible.
- DO NOT leave a fire unattended (State Law year round).
- If a fire does escape, call 911 immediately.
- Burn after 4 p.m. (State Law February 15 through April 30 of each year). The law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, household trash,stumps, fields of broomstraw and brush or anything capable of spreading fire. The law provides for a penalty of up to $500, plus payment of court costs and fire suppression costs if the fire escapes. Read more about the http://leg1.state.va.us) leaves this website.">4 p.m. Burn Law from the Code of Virginia.
- Burn when the wind is calm.
- Obey forest fire laws and air pollution regulations.
- Clear a 10-foot safety circle of all leaves, pine needles, and flammable material.
- Never leave a campfire unattended.
- Adults should drown the fire "dead out" with water before leaving it.
- Report acts of arson to the fire department, police, sheriff, or forest warden.
- Report details such as: description of suspect, car, license number, etc.
- Use deep ashtrays or extinguish smoking materials on bare ground; be sure they are "dead out."
- Hold matches until cold.
- Report all fires to the fire department.
- Dispose of charcoal and ashes in a metal container. Keep ashes in the metal container for at least 48 hours before dumping them on the ground.
- Store gasoline and flammable materials safely.
- Teach children safe camping behaviors.
- Supervise all activities involving the use of fire.
- Refuel lawn mowers, power saws, etc. only after the engine and mufflers have cooled. Use approved gasoline containers.
- Keep approved mufflers and spark arrestors installed and maintained.
- Construct and maintain electric fences so they do not come in contact with dry weeds, brush or ground.
- Park vehicles so that the exhaust system does not come in contact with dry grass, weeds or leaves.
- Notify the electric power company when dead trees or overhanging limbs endanger the electric wires. The wires may touch each other or the ground causing sparks that start fires.