Blaze damages home Friday

Blaze damages home Friday

Published Wednesday, February 21, 2018
By Racey Burden

A Decatur home sustained heavy smoke and water damage after catching fire Friday night.

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Inferno devours property; 8 departments battle blaze

Inferno devours property; 8 departments  battle blaze

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Two mobile homes near Chico burst into a raging inferno after catching fire around 11 p.m. Monday.

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Property owner cited before second blaze

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Monday night's fire on County Road 1637 was eerily similar to a tragedy that occurred on that property almost exactly four years ago.

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Blaze consumes barn, farm equipment

Published Saturday, February 10, 2018
By Messenger Staff

Fire destroyed a barn, outbuilding and several pieces of farm equipment on County Road 3657 in Salt Creek's fire district Friday afternoon.

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La Quinta evacuated due to fire

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The La Quinta Inn and Suites in Bridgeport was evacuated Wednesday morning following a fire.

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Multiple departments battle fire at FM 455 and 51

Published Thursday, November 2, 2017
By Richard Greene

Firefighters from departments across Wise, Denton and Montague counties are continuing to work a large grass fire near the intersection of Farm Roads 51 and 455 Thursday afternoon in Slidell.

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Fire destroys trailer in New Fairview

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Richard Greene

Fire destroyed a trailer home at 102 Lange Way in New Fairview Friday night. Firefighters from East Wise, Decatur, Rhome, Newark and Haslet battled the blaze that was reported at 10 p.m. as a fire investigation.

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Blaze rips through mobile home

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Firefighters were called to 313 County Road 4869 near Briar just before midnight Saturday as a blaze devoured a mobile home.

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Fire leads to apartment evacuations

Fire leads to apartment evacuations

Published Saturday, April 15, 2017
By David Talley

Tenants at the Henderson Terrace Apartments in Bridgeport were evacuated Thursday evening due to a small fire in an exterior wall of Building 2.

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Fire destroys house

Fire destroys house

Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017
By Brian Knox

Two structures near Lake Bridgeport were destroyed by fire Friday night.

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Mobile home, camper burn

Published Saturday, March 4, 2017
By Racey Burden

A mobile home between Sunset and Chico burned to the ground Friday afternoon.

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Rhome house destroyed by fire

Published Saturday, February 25, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Four fire departments battled a blaze at a home in the 300 block of Private Road 4732 in the Diamond Ridge neighborhood near Rhome Thursday afternoon.

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House damaged by fire

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
By Brian Knox

Three fire departments responded to a house fire in Decatur Tuesday.

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Wise under burn ban

Wise under burn ban

Published Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Wise County is now under a 90-day burn ban.

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Wise at elevated fire danger

Wise at elevated fire danger

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017
By David Talley

Local emergency crews have been battling an increased number of fires in recent weeks, and Fire Marshal Chuck Beard said Tuesday Wise County is currently at an elevated risk for wildfires.

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Fire destroys mobile home

Fire destroys mobile home

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Richard Greene

Fire destroyed the home of a family of five Friday night between Boyd and Decatur.

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Fire marshal reports 920 acres burned

Published Wednesday, January 4, 2017
By Messenger Staff

The Wise County Fire Marshal's office said in a press release Tuesday that 920 acres were burned in a grass fire that started near Crafton Dec. 29.

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Grass fire threatens west Wise

Grass fire threatens west Wise

Published Saturday, December 31, 2016
By David Talley

A large, fast-moving grass fire destroyed more than 800 acres of land and threatened homes and barns in northwest Wise County Thursday afternoon.

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Fires destroy home in city neighborhood

Fires destroy home in city neighborhood

Published Saturday, December 24, 2016
By Brian Knox

A home in the 1700 block of Cates Street in Bridgeport was destroyed by fire Thursday morning in the second of two fires at the location in a span of eight hours.

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Motel fire investigation concludes

Motel fire investigation concludes

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By David Talley

The state-led investigation into the October fire that destroyed the Harbor Inn motel in Runaway Bay has concluded, city Public Safety Director Doug Angel confirmed Tuesday.

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