Glasgow Assistant Fire Chief Adam Maulden said in his 19-years of service, he has never been as scared as he was Monday at a massive fire when that nearly killed his colleague.
At around 4:30 p.m., the Glasgow Fire Department responded to a fire at Hughes HVAC Supply on West Main Street.
The building is a complete loss.
While fighting the fire, a wall collapsed, nearly hitting and trapping three firefighters.
One of those firefighters, Maulden, said when the wall collapsed, he was surrounded by black smoke and couldn’t see his men.
“My first instinct was to grab for the firefighters. I found one instantly. I couldn’t find the other one. It’s kind of like you instantly get sick because you know where he was at, you know what happened and you don’t know where he’s at at that point.
“You don’t know if he is in the collapse, where he has went. Instant misery of not being able to count because, you know, I felt accountable for them,” said Maulden.