Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Fairfax County firefighters put out a brush fire Monday afternoon behind Mark Twain Middle School and Clermont Elementary School.
The case on Monday's brush fire behind Mark Twain Middle School and Clermont Elementary School is closed, according to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Public Information Office. The start of the fire is still unknown. About 45 personnel from Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria fire departments responded to a 911 report of a brush fire behind the schools in the Rose Hill area. The call was made around 3:45 p.m. and firefighters arrived on the scene about three minutes later, PIO said Tuesday. Firefighters were able to get the fire out in about 10 minutes. The fire was creeping toward a residential area but Captain Kendall Thompson with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department told Patch that firefighters quickly contained the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
About 45 firefighters are on the scene in the Rose Hill area; some streets are blocked off.
Update (5:45 p.m. Monday): Firefighters on the scene on Kerrybrooke Drive said the fire department has managed to put out the fire. Firefighters are still on the scene to ensure the fire doesn't rekindle, and surrounding streets are currently still blocked off. Captain Kendall Thompson said the origin of the fire is still under investigation. --- About 45 firefighters are on the scene Monday afternoon of a brush fire near Mark Twain Middle School and Clermont Elementary School in the Rose Hill area of Fairfax County. Firefighters from both Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria are on the scene. The fire was creeping toward a residential area but Captain Kendall Thompson with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department tells Patch …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kids lined up outside Clermont Elementary School to tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
Students, teachers, administrators and parents stood outside Clermont Elementary School Tuesday morning while Santa and his helpers from the Fairfax County Police Department spoke to them about their holiday wishes. Rudolph, one of Santa's elves and Mrs. Claus were also in attendance to remind the children to be nice. "Your teacher has my cell phone number, so she can tell me if you've been bad or good," Santa said to the students. Santa Claus made his way to a few Fairfax County Public Schools Tuesday including Groveton Elementary School and Terra Centre Elementary School. Santa Claus rode through the streets of Fairfax County on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle Tuesday, followed by a motorcade of his helpers in law enforcement. In addition …
Friday, January 20, 2012
A man in a red pickup truck has been seen five times in the last month near school.
Fairfax County police, school officials and about 100 parents met Thursday night at Clermont Elementary School near Franconia Road to discuss a suspicious man in a red pickup truck who was seen talking and waving to children five times in the last month. On three different occasions in December 2011, students on their way to or from school reported a suspicious man staring, waving or calling to them. Then, in the past two weeks, two more incidents were reported, the last of which took place on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. As of now, police have only been able to confirm that the person in question drives a red pickup truck. The truck is old, and has dents, scratches and rust. The police have not been able to determine a model. “That [truck] is …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Becky died on Aug. 30, 2010, after being hit by a car on Franconia Road.
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Nearly 200 friends, neighbors and supporters visited Clermont Elementary School Tuesday night to honor Becky Johns, who died last year at age 9. Becky died on August 30, 2010, when she was struck by a car while riding her bike on Franconia Road. On the one year anniversary of her death, the overwhelming crowd gathered to dedicate a bench to Becky's memory, offering touching words that left nearly every face in the crowd streaked with tears. “The bench is gorgeous," said Andy Johns, Becky's father. "It’s moved me beyond words. We weren’t expecting this high of a turnout. I really thank the kids who were brave enough to stand up there and speak about her.” Becky's mother, Sandy, was also moved. “I think it’s been a wonderful turnout," she …