TALLADEGA -- The Talladega Fire Department responded to 35 calls between Thanksgiving Day and Thursday afternoon, according to the weekly run summary.
Many of these calls dealt with downed lines stemming from the storms that blew through Monday and Tuesday.
The week’s first call was to a medical assist at Curry Court, followed by a brush fire on Avenue K and an ATV accident in the TOP trails park that sent one person to University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital via helicopter.
On Nov. 26, calls included a steam leak on Davis Lane, a one-vehicle accident involving non-life-threatening injuries on Renfroe Road and a small woods fire in the TOP Trails park. There was also an assistance call at Season’s Way and a smoke scare on Ironaton Road.
Another call to Ironaton Road was canceled en route the next morning, followed by a false alarm to Joyce Street and a canceled call to West Battle Street.
Monday began with a false alarm call to East Renfroe Road, a brush fire at Cove Shocco Road and Shocco Road and a false alarm on Bemiston Avenue.
The first downed power line was reported at Battle and Tinney streets on Monday evening and resulted in the closure of Tinney Street until Alabama Power could respond. A second line down at Mountain View Road and Smith Lane turned out to be a cable rather than a power line. The obstruction was removed without difficulty.
There was a brush fire on Ironaton Cut-Off on Monday night, followed by another downed power line on Grogan Road. This resulted in a loss of power along Grogan Road and the closure of most of the street while awaiting Alabama Power.
In the meantime, firefighters responded to a service call on Old Shocco Road, brush fires on East Renfroe and Ironaton Road, a service call to Circle Drive and yet another downed power line on Marble Quarry Road. Firefighters and police handled traffic along the road, with help from barricades provided by the Public Works Department.
Monday’s calls were rounded out by a “good intent” (accidental) call to Plant Road and a canceled call to West Battle Street.
Tuesday began with an accident with no injuries on Jackson Trace Road followed by an illegal outdoor burn inside a metal drum on Renfroe Road. A call to a downed power line on the same street proved unfounded, but a downed line at a third location on Renfroe Road did turn up Wednesday.
The month of November ended with an accidental alarm call on West Battle Street, leaves burning on Curlee Lane and a canceled call on Cedar Street.
Thursday started with another canceled call on Washington Avenue, followed by an outdoor fire at what appeared to be a construction waste site on Stemley Bridge Road and an air conditioner fire on the 500 block of East Street. Damage in this case was limited to the air conditioner itself.