TALLADEGA -- Talladega firefighters answered 21 calls during the past week, including a structure fire on Allen Street, according to Chief Danny Warwick.
The first call was to a small brush fire near Ashland Highway and East McMillan Street that burned less than half an acre Jan. 4. The following day, they were called to provide NorthStar paramedics with a lift assist, followed by a two-car accident on Haynes Street that did not result in serious injury.
The first call of Jan. 6 was to a two-vehicle accident with no injuries on Stephen J. White Memorial Boulevard, followed by a small fire on the back of a chicken feed truck on the 275 Bypass and a false alarm on West Battle Street.
Several of Sunday’s calls involved malfunctioning alarms, including a carbon monoxide detector on East Street South and smoke alarms on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and East Battle Street. A call to South Oak Drive was canceled en route. The day’s only legitimate call was to a trash fire at Sunset Mobile Home Park.
On Monday, a two-vehicle accident on Jackson Trace Road sent one driver to Brookwood Baptist Health Center/Citizens Baptist Medical Center, as did an unrelated two-vehicle accident on Haynes Street. The only other call for the day was for a lift assist on West Street South.
The week’s only structure fire was Tuesday night on the 820 block of Allen Street. Warwick said someone does live in the house, although no one was at home when the fire started. By the time the flames were put out, there was smoke, water and heat damage throughout the house, and two parked cars had been totaled by the fire. Firefighters answered a second call to the same address early Wednesday for a possible rekindle, but found only that smoke was being released from inside the structure. Cause and point of origin for the fire had not been determined as of Thursday afternoon.
Calls to Shocco Springs Road and Stemley Bridge Road were both canceled, Warwick said.
Thursday afternoon, firefighters were dispatched to Russell Drive for a structure fire but found only another malfunctioning alarm, Warwick said. The other two calls Thursday afternoon involved a power line on Court Street North pulled down by an 18-wheeler and a two-vehicle accident on Alabama 77 North. No one was injured in the accident.