Alabama News

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Mt. Hope man perishes in camper fire

A camper fire that broke out early Saturday morning has claimed the life of a 71-year-old Mt. Hope man. Ronald Joe Martin, of 4622 County Road 39, was pronounced dead at the scene after first responders were called to his residence at 4:36 a.m. on Saturday, according to Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood. Reports show Martin was trapped inside the camper where he resided at the time of the fire. He suffered severe fifth-degree burns, Norwood said. No foul play was suspected. He said Martin’s body was sent to Huntsville for autopsy. The Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office continues investigations to determine cause and origin of the blaze.
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Enterprise restaurant damaged in fire, suspect charged with arson

VIDEO: Enterprise police have made an arrest in a fire that damaged a popular restaurant. Paul Anthony Wilson, 54, of Enterprise, is charged with arson second degree and burglary third degree. Firefighters and police were called to the Santa Fe Cattle Company early Tuesday morning. Video from the scene showed firefighters battling large flames coming from the restaurant. During the investigation, detectives discovered the business had been burglarized before the fire. Surveillance footage showed an individual wearing a gray hoodie breaking into the business and stealing money. Wilson was identified as a suspect Tuesday and transported to the Coffee County Jail after his arrest. The Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting with the investigation.
WSFA-TV NBC 12 Montgomery

First responders in Dale County train to remove people from car entrapments

Imagine being in a car accident and not having a way out, it’s up to first responders to assess the situation and help save victims trapped in their cars. The volunteer fire departments of Level Plains and Daleville took WDHN behind the scenes of their entrapment training. “Today we are practicing extrication when someone has been in a car wreck or not necessarily a car wreck could be a machinery entrapment or something, today we are practicing with cars,” said Level Plains Fire Department Chief, Jamie Gatlin. Chief Gatlin says they always have new people coming through the station and training is crucial for a volunteer fire department. “We have people who have never had a chance to do this so they get a chance to do it in kind of controlled conditions. And also, our automatic mutual aid partner Daleville Fire Department is coming over and they are going to join in and so that we can get to practice together like we are working together on the scene,” Gatlin said.
WDHN-TV ABC 18 Dothan

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Woman suffers life-threatening injuries in Birmingham house fire

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a house fire Monday afternoon. The fire started in the 5100 block of Shadow Brook Trail. According to the North Shelby County Fire Department, the woman was sent to the hospital for her injuries. Her condition has not been released at this time. No other information has been released at this time.
WIAT-TV CBS 42 Birmingham

Landfill fire burns in Mobile County

VIDEO: Firefighter crews were at the scene of a fire at the Lott Road Landfill Monday morning. People living in the area say they woke up to the smell of smoke and saw a large fire. Several fire crews were on the scene as of 6 a.m. One man who lives nearby was using a garden hose to try to keep the flames away from his food truck, because he says it has propane tanks in it.
WALA-TV Fox 10 Mobile

Montgomery Fire/Rescue Investigates House Fire

Early Monday morning at 1:59 Montgomery Fire/ Rescue units responded to a fire in the 700 block of Erskine Street. Upon arrival, units found a single-story home with visible smoke and flames. the fire was contained with extensive smoke damage throughout. No one was at the residence during the time of the fire or when the rescue crews arrived. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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