VIDEO: The Dothan Fire Department responded to a call at 11:30 Tuesday morning to a structure fire at a hotel on Ross Clark Circle.
Howard Johnsons by Wyndham Hotel had visible flames and smoke when the first engine arrived on scene.
Firefighters went into the building to fight the flames and eventually put out the fire through one of the windows.
The fire looked to be contained to the front of the building which housed the front office, lobby, and a bedroom above which is where the fire is believed to have started. It appears that the fire caused the floor to collapse.
All hotel occupants were evacuated from the vicinity and no injuries have been reported.
“It is difficult any time you have a day like we have been having.....or actually the past four or five days it has been pretty tough on Dothan Fire Department and all of our members but they do a remarkable job. I am proud of them,” Dothan Fire Chief Larry Williams said of his team’s efforts.
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VIDEO: Training was in session Tuesday at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex where 11 departments from Montgomery and neighboring counties met to discuss ways to prepare for a potential mass shooting.
Each year, they devise a plan for a new location. For 2023,, it was aboard the Harriott II riverboat.
“We have talked about different ways and mechanisms, whether it be a diesel spill, an active shooter or a fire on the boat and how our first responders can plan ahead to respond to a disaster like that,” said Montgomery EMA City/County Director Christina Thornton.
“We actually, as first responders, asked EMA to kind of help address, to get all these different partners throughout the tri-county area, to get involved and see exactly what response capabilities they have,” said Sam Castanza, the assistant chief of special operations for Montgomery Fire Rescue.
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Huntsville Fire & Rescue had four units on the scene of a structure fire on Tuesday afternoon.
District Chief Jay Gates said the call of a fire at Chasewood Village Apartment came in at 3:16 p.m. Firefighters came within three minutes of the call and had the fire out within 10 minutes. Officials say 1-2 units were affected and at this time it is unknown if anyone was injured. HEMSI was on the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Multiple crews were rushing to the scene of a shop fire in Malvern.
Geneva County EMA Director Brian Smith says a shop behind a house was struck by lightning during Tuesday’s storms and caught fire.
A Geneva County EMA alert states there are gas canisters and equipment in the shop. The home is located in the Malvern area at 098 County Road 68.
Multiple crews from Geneva County responded to the scene. Houston County EMA had also been alerted to the situation and was responding.
No injuries have been reported.
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