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December 19, 2014

Talladega firefighters respond to 15 calls Aug. 7-14

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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:49 pm | Updated: 8:55 pm, Thu Aug 14, 2014.

Talladega firefighters responded to 15 calls during the week from Aug. 7 to Aug. 14.

The week’s first call was to a kitchen fire on Debbie Street, which resulted in damage to one room only. Later the same day, firefighters also responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of Jackson Trace Road and the 275 Bypass that resulted in two people being hospitalized.

A brush fire on Mount Olive Circle destroyed a tool shed on Aug. 7, but no one was injured, according to Capt. Ronnie Davis.

The next day, firefighters responded to a vehicle fire at the bypass and Alabama 21, as well as three other calls related to severe weather.

Davis said the first two began with houses being struck by lightning. The first incident, on Walnut Street, did damage to the house’s electrical box and front door and door frame, but not to the structure of the house.

The second, on Haynes Road, melted a gas line and cable wires, and started a small fire in the basement, which a resident was able to extinguish with a hose before firefighters arrived.

The third storm-related call involved a tree that took down a power line on Chinabee Road. NorthStar Ambulance also responded, to assist a resident who was on oxygen, and Coosa Valley Electric Cooperative was able to restore service by the next day.

There was a structure fire at City Court II Apartments on Aug. 8, which damaged one room and left smoke damage throughout.

On Aug. 10, firefighters responded to a false alarm at the former Crown Textile building.

Firefighters also assisted Talladega Police in rounding up shopping carts stolen from Wal-Mart.

The following day, Davis said, firefighters answered calls for power lines down across the road on Esapore Lane, an alarm call on Brecon Circle and an illegal burn on Cochran Ave.

The last two calls for the week were to assist NorthStar paramedics on North Street East Tuesday and an alarm call on Lawson Street Wednesday.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com.

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