PHOTO: Three firefighters are at Grady Hospital Monday night after they were hurt on their way to a fire.
DeKalb County Fire and Rescue confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that the truck they were driving in wrecked en route to a scene on Flat Shoals Road at around 9:30 p.m.
Channel 2's Michael Seiden arrived at the scene before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 where he saw the firetruck flipped on its side
We've been told the firefighters are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
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A woman was found dead Monday morning after a fire ripped through and destroyed a Hall County apartment that was condemned just days before.
The woman’s belongings were spilling out of the apartment, which might have helped fuel the fire, Channel 2 Action News reported. A Bible, wrapping paper and a shoe were among the numerous items found near the front door of the Candler Street home.
The fire started about 4:30 a.m., authorities said. When responders arrived at the Candler Square Apartments, they noticed visible smoke and flames.
Authorities said the fire was so hot that it caused a sliding glass door at the apartment to shatter. “As personnel were beginning to make their interior fire attack, the balcony sliding glass door burst,” Gainesville fire department spokesman Keith Smith told AJC.com.
A fire overnight displaced a family of four in Walton County.
Firefighters from Walton County Fire Rescue were called to 2361 Bobway Trail at 11:06 p.m. Sunday. That’s northwest of Between.
Upon arrival, the first firefighters found the house fully involved in fire. The home was a total loss, Battalion Chief Craig League said.
Two adults and two children were displaced.
League said the cause was not determined, and investigators were expected to return to the scene Monday morning.
Loganville Fire Department also responded to the call.
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Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services donated the department's Fire Safety House earlier this month to the Gilmer County Fire Department.
When Cherokee County consolidated with the Canton Fire Department, the fire department was able to obtain the city's Fire Safety House. According to Chad Arp, Cherokee County Fire Marshal and former Fire Educator, "Canton's Fire Safety House was a newer model than the one the county had, plus, it had a new style design for class seating and it's all on one level, too. It has been repaired, painted and new graphic lettering has been applied."
Once the changes and repairs were complete, Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, began searching for a new home for the old Fire Safety House.
40 people are out of a home after a fire tore through an Augusta apartment complex Monday night.
Augusta Fire and EMA says 11 people had to be rescued from the third floor of the Heritage apartment complex, located off Jackson Road.
Investigators tell News 12 they smelled an accelerant in the building, so they are treating it as an Arson investigation.
We headed to the scene of the fire Tuesday to check out the damage. Although the outside doesn't look too bad, the inside of the building is unlivable.
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Milton Police Department and Fire-Rescue Department acquire additional equipment through grants from the Milton First Responders Foundation.
According to a news release, "approximately $6,000 worth of equipment has been purchased" through the grant funding.
The equipment aims to promote "efficiency in the field and further protects the health of Milton's public safety personnel." Milton First Responders Foundation, or MFRF, is a 501(c)3 is a board comprised of civic and business leaders who serve on a volunteer basis to provide support to the Milton Police and Fire employees and their families.
"MFRF is another great example of our citizens coming together to support their own," said Mayor Joe Lockwood.
"Several of our board members come from a long line of first responders and we know first-hand the sacrifices that public safety personnel make in service to the community," said Pinto.