Frustration in the Shoals, could end up being the difference between life and death.
Right now first responders are dealing with train blockages at Montgomery and Atlanta Street in Sheffield.
Sometimes these blockages can last for at least 10 minutes, which can be the difference when only seconds matter.
In attempt to avoid this potentially deadly situation the city was forced to add a second fire station on the other side of the tracks, Which is costing them money.
Also six more EMS stations were added.
“The best solution for us would be for the railroad company if possible is have those trains stopped before reach the Montgomery crossing or the Atlanta crossing,” said Bruce Carson, Shoals EMS Director.
Sheffield has also been forced to add a second fire station since every second counts.
An east Jefferson County woman died early Monday, three days after her bed caught fire at her Pinson-area home.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Debra Kay Mott. She was 54.
Center Point firefighters and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded to Mott’s home in the 4500 block of Spearman Road about 1:47 a.m. Friday. Fire officials said the blaze was contained to Mott’s bed, and appears to be accidental.
Mott was taken to UAB Hospital, where she was pronounced dead Monday at 1:11 a.m.
VIDEO: At approximately 3:23 hours, Mobile Fire-Rescue Department companies were dispatched to the Exxon/Clark Convenience Store at 1725 Dauphin Island Parkway for reports of a fuel pump on fire. Callers reported that a pick-up truck struck a fuel pump and caught fire.
Upon arrival on scene, the crew of Engine 16 confirmed a vehicle fire at a single fuel pump. Fire personnel quickly began fire attack operations to suppress flames and secure the area.
The fire was contained to the single fuel pump and vehicle without any extension. No injuries have been reported from the incident, and an investigation is underway to determine how the accident happened.
WKRG-TV News 5 Mobile
VIDEO: Fire Rescue officials say a fire destroyed a home in Montgomery.
According to Capt. Jason Cupps, the fire happened Monday night in the 3500 block of Norman Bridge Road. When firefighters arrived at the home, flames could be seen and power lines were arcing.
A WSFA 12 News photographer captured video of the fire showing flames shooting through the roof of the home.
Investigators are working to find out what may have caused the fire.
WSFA-TV NBC 12 Montgomery
VIDEO: Single red flags were posted along Alabama beaches. This, after four straight days of double red flag conditions where no swimming was allowed. The surf had calmed considerably, but there was still a high risk of rip currents. Volunteers with Fort Morgan Fire Rescue spent the day patrolling the beaches and warning people of those risks.
“We still have high rip currents today, so you guys be careful. If you go in the water, don’t go out deep,” a volunteer said to a visiting family.
For the fifth day in a row, Fort Morgan Fire Rescue volunteers hit the beach hoping to keep people safe. Warning signs along Fort Morgan Road continued to flash with high rip current risk warnings.
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