Baldwin County neighborhood concerned about fire jurisdictions after house fire

  • Source: WALA MyFox Gulf Coast
  • Published: 01/13/2020 08:01 PM

A home in southern Baldwin County on Loretta Drive is a complete loss after a fire tore through Sunday night. Neighbors who live nearby are speaking up, upset with how long it took for the first fire truck to arrive and start to fight the fire. “They were here a good solid two hours fighting this fire,” said Bill Clemmons. The Sawyer Heights subdivision gets fire services from the Summerdale Volunteer Fire Department even though the homes have a Foley address. The subdivision sits about a half-mile from Foley’s jurisdiction. Emergency responders said it took 22 minutes to get a truck to the scene after the first 911 call. “I just think it's the way the lines are drawn,” Clemmons said. “We haven't had a fire in this neighborhood since I’ve been here 20 years, never had a fire so I wasn't really aware of who would respond on something like this.”


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