A suspicious house fire in Berryville last week is under investigation by the Berryville Police Department.
According to Capt. Alan Hulse of the Berryville Fire Department, a local resident called 911 to report a fire at 1207 Kristy Ave. at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.
“A neighbor happened to look out and see it,” said Hulse, who was the first firefighter on the scene, adding that the fire had spread throughout the single-story residence by the time he arrived.
“It was fully engulfed when I got there,” Hulse said. “Flames were already coming through the roof and everything else.”
Firefighters responded with a pumper, a tanker and a squad truck and had the fire under control fairly quickly, Hulse said.
“We were there for approximately two hours,” Hulse said. “We did a pretty good job. It was pretty well involved when we got there, so I was glad we got it down and out as fast as we did.”
Carroll County News
Malachi Logan has found a family in the brotherhood of the White Rock Fire Department.
Raised in part by his grandparents, Logan's childhood had its ups and downs. Life's decisions resulted in Logan mainly being on his own. The fire department's sense of brotherhood is family.
"Definitely," Logan said. "100 percent. I've got these guys. If I don't get out of a burning building with them, I don't leave myself."
Logan has been a volunteer with the department for almost seven years, joining the department when he was just 16. During that time, he's seen his fair share of accidents, flat tires, medical situations and goats jumping off a bluff.
Perhaps the most significant learning experience happened during a simple trip to Walmart. He was waiting to get a Subway sandwich when a bomb threat call came in.
Logan learned a great deal about following certain procedures in response to that threat. "It was a very eventful night."
McDonald County Press