A woman is dead after her home caught fire Saturday evening in Dothan.
The victim was identified as Madiolan “Madie” Norton. Norton passed from her severe injuries Sunday afternoon at Southeast Health Medical Center, according to Dothan Fire Department.
Norton’s husband continues to be treated for his injuries in Southeast Health’s critical unit.
DFD says the cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental, starting in the kitchen. “This is a tragedy for this family and our City,” said, Dothan Fire Chief, Larry Williams.
Fire Chief Williams concluded, “The family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Norton will continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of all of us at the Dothan Fire Department.”
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Two Talladega County volunteer fire departments were awarded grants from FEMA's Firefighter Grant Program, helping them with one of two of the biggest challenges volunteer departments face across the state.
Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department received a grant for $75,671. Winterboro Volunteer Fire received one for $148,571.
"For quite some time now, we've made do with some pretty bare minimum equipment," said Yancey Brown, the public information officer with Lay Lake Volunteer Fire Department. With the help of the grant, the department will be able to completely revamp its radio network. Brown said it's a big help considering funding is one of the biggest challenges for volunteer fire departments. "These radios alone are thousands of dollars a piece. To be able to purchase enough to cover all of our personnel, it means a lot to us," said Brown.
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Two people were injured in a plane crash near the Oneonta Municipal Airport Saturday morning.
According to a post from the City of Oneonta, first responders were notified of an aircraft crash that happened just north of the runway at the Oneonta Municipal Airport at Robbins Field around 8:17 a.m.
Oneonta Fire and Rescue, Oneonta Police, Blount EMS, Blount County Sheriff’s Office and Blount EMA all responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they found a two-passenger “hobby” aircraft down with two people injured. One person was transported by ambulance to a Birmingham hospital, the other was airlifted.
No other information is available, as the Federal Aviation Administration is on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.
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