White Bluff VFD adds new truck

Editor: Shannon Cottongame May 4, 2022 White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2011 Pierce Arrow XT fire engine that is capable of dispensing foam, which has several times the firefighting effectiveness of water alone. It was purchased through funds generated after several years of fund raising and a program through the … Continue reading White Bluff VFD adds new truck

Fire department seeks volunteers

Reporter: Ellie Mahan March 30, 2022 The Whitney Fire Department has 12 volunteers and would love to welcome about six more to the team. For information about how to become a volunteer firefighter, call the fire station at 254-694-2444. Other fire departments throughout the area are also facing an increase in calls and a shortage … Continue reading Fire department seeks volunteers

VFDs urging caution as grass fire calls increase

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 Persistent dry conditions for the past several months have led to an increase in grass fires throughout Hill County and the area, prompting local firefighters to ask residents to refrain from outdoor burning until conditions improve. According to reports from Hill County Emergency Services District 1, area fire departments … Continue reading VFDs urging caution as grass fire calls increase

Family loses home in fire that burns three structures

Editor: Shannon Cottongame March 16, 2022 Multiple fire departments responded to three structure fires off of FM 2604 north of Whitney Friday afternoon, March 11. At 2:18 p.m., volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the 100 block of Cedar Hill Drive. Just moments later, firefighters arrived to find a two-story home fully engulfed in flames. … Continue reading Family loses home in fire that burns three structures

Lakeside Village VFD to hold breakfast, bake sale March 12

March 9, 2022 The Lakeside Village Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Breakfast and Bake Sale Saturday, March 12, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Village Fire Hall. Cost of the breakfast is by donation only, and the bake sale items are priced for purchase. The menu for breakfast will be … Continue reading Lakeside Village VFD to hold breakfast, bake sale March 12