Monday, July 11th, 2022
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Effective June 30, 2022, two long time members retired from service. Fire Chief John F. McCormick retired after serving 39 years and the last 8 years as Fire Chief.Captain Robert M. "Bob" Ho...
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Abingdon Fire responded to 604 calls for service during 2021. This compared to 576 calls in 2020 or an increase of 28 calls. In 2019, we had 599 calls and the most in one year was in 2018 when the Dep...
Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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On December 11, Abingdon Fire Department held its annual Christmas Dinner at The Abingdon Moose Club Building. A combination of current members, former members, spouses and special guests attended. Af...
Friday, December 10th, 2021
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Gary Bailey received a plaque and a black helmet for passing his Firefighter 1 Certification. Receiving the black helmet signifies his completion of this class by our department, Congratulations Gary!
Call history
Structure Fire on Lee Highway
Thursday, January 13th, 2022

Abingdon Fire responded to a structure fire in the 18000 block of Lee Highway. Upon arrival, there was heavy fire coming from the structure. A total of two adults and five children lived in the structure, which was totally destroyed. Chief 202, Tower 203, Tanker 207 and Utility 210 responded along with units of the Washington County Fire Rescue, Goodson-Kinderhook Fire Rescue, Washington County Life Saving Crew, and Bristol VA Fire Department. The Red Cross was called to assist in housing for the family. Lee Highway was closed to traffic during the fire by VA State Police, Washington County Sheriff's Department and VA Department of Transportation to allow supply line hose to be laid out in the roadway. One firefighter did have a medical issue and was transported by EMS. No additional injuries were reported.

Structure Fire on Lee Highway
Structure Fire on Lee Highway
Structure Fire on Lee Highway
Structure Fire on Lee Highway
Structure Fire on Lee Highway
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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
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At 1735, Abingdon Fire and Meadowview Fire were alerted to a structure fire in the 20000 Block of Colanade Drive. Upon arrival, heavy fire and smoke were noted in the garage end of the residential structure.
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At 1041, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident around mile marker 18 in the northbound lane of Interstate 81. Three vehicles were involved. A car involved landed upside down in a ditch. The driver was not injured and was able to climb out on her own.
Monday, January 31st, 2022
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At 2244, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident on Interstate 81 near Exit 13. Three vehicles were involved. The driver of a Honda Ridgeline had to be extricated and flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center by MedFlight.
Monday, January 31st, 2022
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At 1704, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a single vehicle accident on Interstate 81 at the 15.7mile marker. The vehicle had veered off the roadway and hit a rock outcropping in the median. Vehicle was reported to be on fire at the time of dispatch, but no fire was observed upon our arrival.
Thursday, January 27th, 2022
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At 0352, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident on Interstate 81 in the northbound lane near Exit 14. Two tractor trailers collided, blocking both northbound lanes. The drivers were transported to Bristol Regional Hospital and Johnston Memorial Hospital.
Thursday, January 13th, 2022
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Abingdon Fire responded to a structure fire in the 18000 block of Lee Highway. Upon arrival, there was heavy fire coming from the structure. A total of two adults and five children lived in the structure, which was totally destroyed.
Thursday, December 16th, 2021
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At 2329, Abingdon Fire was alerted to assist Meadowview Fire on a structure fire at Appalachian Cast Products in the 26000 block of Hillman Highway. A furnace had caught fire and had spread to the roof.
Friday, November 19th, 2021
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At 1901, Abingdon Fire and Green Springs Fire were alerted to a structure fire off Denton Valley Road on Banjo Drive. Flames were visible when first units arrived on the scene. Damascus Fire was then alerted for addition help.
Friday, November 12th, 2021
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At 1300, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a tractor trailer hitting a tree at the intersection of Oakland Street and Lowry Drive. The tree was at a very steep roadway intersection and when the truck made the turn, it struck the tree and split the trailer hauling paint in half.
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
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At 1744, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a truck accident at the top of the Exit 17 northbound onramp .A box truck was laying on its side. This truck blocked both of the northbound lanes with heavy fuel spillage on the roadway.
Friday, October 29th, 2021
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At 9:30, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident in the 13000 block of Porterfield Highway near the Holston River Bridge. A car had wrecked and a tractor trailer hauling large air tanks swerved to miss the car and two of the large tanks came off the truck and landed along the roadway.
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At 2058, Abingdon Fire was dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Cummings Street and Fairway Drive. A state police cruiser was attempting to pass a vehicle while responding to a call.
Sunday, September 26th, 2021
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At 1244, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a tractor trailer on fire at the Truck Rest Area between Exits 13 and 14 on Interstate 81. Engine 204 and Tanker 207 responded along with units of the Washington County Life Saving Crew and Virginia State Police.
Friday, September 17th, 2021
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At 1534, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a four vehicle accident on Interstate 81. The accident occurred in the southbound lane about the 17 mile marker. Two cars and two tractor trailers were involved. The vehicles involved all had sufficient damage that required them to be towed.
Monday, September 13th, 2021
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At 09:19, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a small plane crash at the Virginia Highlands Airport. Pilot took off from an airport in Ohio and was stopping at Highlands to refuel for his trip. Upon landing, plane veered off the runway, hit an embankment, flipped over, and landed on a new runway under cons...
Sunday, August 29th, 2021
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At 1324, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a vehicle hitting a house. Upon arrival, a truck had rolled down the hill from a trailer park above and hit a mobile home along Walden Road; knocking it off its foundation.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
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At 07:09, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a single vehicle accident where a car left the southbound lane of Interstate 81 and crashed onto the Virginia Creeper Trail. All occupants were able to exit the vehicle prior to our arrival.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
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At 1357, Abingdon Fire was alerted to an accident in the 18000 block of Wyndale Road. A large dump truck was headed east toward Abingdon when it appeared to have veered off the right side of the roadway and overcorrected causing it to overturn in a field.
Sunday, August 1st, 2021
AFD Media Release- Spoon Gap Road Structure FireTenille Montgomery Reply all|Mon 8/2, 8:34 AM 2 attachments (2 MB) Download all Media ReleaseContact: Tenille Montgomery, Community Relations Specialist Phone: 276-206-3638Email: tmontgomery@abingdon-va.gov Structure Fire8...
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At 1830 hours, Abingdon Fire responded to a two vehicle accident on White's Mill Road near the Ebony Lane intersection. The driver of the first vehicle was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center with a compound fracture of his leg.

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