Fuel prices hammer EMS, fire services

La Vernia-area emergency services are feeling the pinch at the pump, just as local families are. Both District 3 EMS and Wilson County District 1 Fire & Rescue, which serve the La Vernia area, have taken steps to combat the impact of skyrocketing fuel prices on their budgets and services. District 3 EMS will install a 1,000-gallon diesel tank and […]

Firefighters douse grass fire on Chihuahua Street

District 1 Fire & Rescue personnel quickly quelled a grass fire early Monday evening on Chihuahua Street (Loop 321) near Big Bear Home Center. The March 21 blaze was swiftly spreading in the dry grass along the roadway, fanned by stiff breezes, as severe thunderstorms threatened area communities. A red flag warning had been issued Monday by the National Weather […]