Truck Fire Near Utica

Chillicothe firefighters responded to a reported vehicle fire on US 36, a mile east of Utica.  The call came in at 11:15 am and they arrived 6 minutes later to find the truck owner had removed several items from the truck and reported the front passenger side wheel began jerking and he noticed smoke.  The deputies had used two fire […]

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Deadly Fire Near Thompson River Friday Night

A mobile home fire on LIV 228, northwest of Chillicothe near the Thompson River, proved deadly Friday night.  The Chillicothe Fire Department received the call about 9:05 pm and arrived 11 minutes later to find the single wide mobile home fully involved.  The Chula Fire Department was called for mutual aid, including a water tanker. A neighbor stated they were […]

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Fire Chief Darrell Wright Honored At Retirement Reception

The formal Retirement Celebration for Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright was held Thursday afternoon.  The event included dignitaries from across the state.  Proclamations were presented on behalf of Chillicothe Mayor Teresa Kelly, House and Senate proclamations from Senator Deny Hoskins and Representative Rusty Black, and from the Governor, presented by the State Fire Marshal.  Many of those reflected his service […]

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Car Fire Tuesday Afternoon

Chillicothe Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire at Henry and Violet Streets, Tuesday afternoon.  At about 3:20 pm, the driver of the vehicle told dispatch that he noticed smoke while driving and the car then caught fire. About 500 gallons of water were used to put out the fire.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.  The […]

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Surplus Fire Department Radios

The declaration of radios from the Chillicothe Fire Department as surplus was approved by the City Council.  The city had anticipated declaring 22 radios surplus. The radios were replaced with new radios that have better ability to communicate across the city.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says they would like to use some in other departments. There is a fire department […]

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Improved Rating for Chillicothe Fire Dept

The Chillicothe Fire Department has been recognized as achieving a reduced Insurance Services Office, or ISO Rating improving from a rating of 4 to a rating of 3. This places Chillicothe in the top 15th percentile of communities surveyed in 2019. A city spokesperson stated this is the best level the Chillicothe Fire Department has ever attained. The Survey analyzes […]

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