Talladega Fire Department

TALLADEGA -- The Talladega Fire Department responded to 11 calls during the past week.

According to Lt. Nick Cochran, the week’s first call was early Saturday, when a metered fire hydrant on Alabama 21 malfunctioned and had to be turned off. The only other call listed for that day was a minor, parking lot traffic accident on Fort Lashley Avenue that did not result in any injuries.

The first call Sunday was to aid a stranded motorist and handle traffic control on South Street East, followed by a couch fire on the side of Nimitz Avenue later the same day.

On Monday, firefighters responded to a two-vehicle accident that resulted in one injury at Fort Lashley Avenue and the 275 Bypass. The next call was at Renfroe Road and the bypass, when a vehicle hit a power pole but did not injure anyone. The last call of the day was a false alarm on Hilltop Drive, Cochran said.

On Tuesday, the first call was to a small trash fire on Fort Lashley, which was quickly extinguished. The only other call for the day was a false alarm on Lawson Street.

The only call Wednesday involved a tree that had fallen across Hayes Road. The only call as of Thursday afternoon was to a small building fire on Jemison Street that was already out on arrival. The cause of that fire, which resulted in some minor smoke damage, remained under investigation Thursday afternoon.

Fire Chief Danny Warwick also issued a release Thursday, saying, “To all the brave men and women that Veterans Day honors, the Talladega Fire Department members and officers say ‘Thank you’ for your sacrifice and your service to our great country. Your service allows us to enjoy the life and freedom we have today.”