fire safety

'Fire and Ice' free event to teach kids of fire safety

The Victoria Fire Department will host the event at Fire Station Four

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria Fire Department will host "Fire and Ice", a free event at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 21. The event will take place at Fire Station Four, 2007 Salem Road. "Fire and Ice" will…

Red Cross on how to safely heat your home as colder weather moves in

Home fires occur more in the winter than in any other season, and heating equipment is involved in one of every six reported home fires, and one in every five home fire deaths.

  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— As a potential winter storm is expected to impact parts of Texas, the American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast region urges families to safely heat their homes to avoid home fires as the temperatures drop in…

Home fire caused by cigarette ashtray, officials say

Family safely escaped with no major injuries but loses home

VICTORIA, Texas - On Tuesday, Dec. 14, just after midnight the Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office worked a fire located in the 3500 block of Brayer road. Firefighters…

VFD partners with State Farm for Fire Prevention Week

State Farm presents kits and smoke alarms to the Victoria Fire Department

Victoria Fire Department employees and State Farm representatives pose for a photo during a ceremony held Oct. 4 at Fire Station 6 in honor of Fire Prevention Week. The fire department received fire prevention kits, educator…

Fire Marshal suspects New Years fireworks caused house damage

A fire near Woodlawn and Mac Arthur could have been caused by fireworks.

VICTORIA, Texas - On Monday, around 3:34 in the afternoon a fire occurred near the intersection of Woodlawn and Mac Arthur St. Causing 19 firefighters and other rescue personnel to help stop the flames.   Paramedics also attended, providing aid to Pearl Steen and…

Fire Prevention Week contest winner will be announced on October 9th

Fire Prevention Week winner to be announced on October 9th

VICTORIA, Texas -- In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Victoria Fire Department is holding a contest among their own employees. The winner will beat the rest by producing the best video for fire safety. Everyone has a chance…

Victoria Fire Chief shares tips for severe weather preparation

VFD Chief Robert Fox gives advice on how to prepare for inclement weather

VICTORIA, Texas -- During a live phone interview on the Newscenter 25 Sunrise show Tuesday morning, Victoria Fire Department Chief Robert Fox shared some tips with the community on how…

Stay safe while staying warm

Deadliest time of the year for house fires

The wintry blast of cold air has Texans turning on space heaters and fireplaces in an attempt to keep warm, but homeowners should beware of the possible dangers with sources of heat near clothing, flammable materials, and any leftover Christmas decorations.