Alabama News

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Firefighters tackle boat fire in Orange Beach

VIDEO: Firefighters with the Orange Beach Fire Department were called to a boat fire in Bear Point South. Firefighters were called to the fire Sunday, May 22, at about midnight. Smoke and fire covered the boat and a portion of a dock. Crews on land weren’t able to put out the fire. Instead, crew members from Engine 2 used a fire boat to contain the fire. Firefighters were able to spray the fire from their boat and contain it in minutes, according to a Facebook post from the OBFD. The fire happened at Bear Point south near Canal Road.
WKRG-TV CBS 5 Mobile

Adamsville 7-year-old honored for saving mom, siblings during house fire

VIDEO: Monday was a big day for an Adamsville 7-year-old! In fact, it was his day. Skyler Simmons was given an award from the Adamsville Fire Chief after he saved his family from a house fire on April 24. Skyler was up late at night when he realized his house was on fire. He ran to wake up his mother so she could call 911, get his siblings and they could all make it out safely. "He always tries to do things for me and his little brothers," Skyler's mother Whitney said through tears. "For him to do that and get that award, that means a lot to show hey, it wasn't overlooked son. You did a good job." Skyler also had the opportunity to throw out a first pitch at a recent Birmingham Barons game. In honor of his heroic actions, Monday was designated as "Skyler Simmons" day in the city of Adamsville.
WVTM-TV NBC 13 Birmingham

Monday, May 23, 2022

Mobile Fire-Rescue extinguishes building fire

Mobile Fire-Rescue crews responded to 54 North Broad Street, which is near Spring Hill Avenue, around 4:15 a.m. Friday morning. MFRD said flames were coming from outside a building that spread to the attic. We were told the building appeared to be vacant and no injuries were being reported. A fire official said a fire wall helped keep the fire from spreading throughout the building. There’s no word yet on what may have led to this fire.
WALA-TV FOX 10 Mobile

Enterprise police and fire departments recognized

Enterprise Mayor William E. Cooper and the Enterprise City Council recognized the Enterprise police and fire departments in honor of National Police and Emergency Medical Services Week at a City Council meeting Tuesday. Cooper read a proclamation declaring the week of May 15-22 National Police and EMS Week in the city and acknowledging the outstanding work the departments do for Enterprise residents. “When we look around and see what’s going on all over the United States and then to have a police department and a fire department that is so active and trying to make sure our citizens get the protection they need,” Cooper said. “We have one of the best police and fire departments that you can find anywhere. Thank you ladies and gentlemen who serve in those positions for the good job you’re doing.”
Dothan Eagle - Metered Site

No one injured in Birmingham house fire

Birmingham Fire and rescue were at the scene of a house fire on Beulah Ave. early Friday morning. It happened sometime around 2 a.m. According to the fire department, the entire left side of the house was fully involved. A car was also on fire. No one was home at the time. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
WBRC-TV FOX 6 Birmingham

East Alabama Chamber Foundation hosts 1st Annual Charity Firetruck Pull in Phenix City

VIDEO: The East Alabama Chamber Foundation hosted its first annual Charity Fire Truck Pull. 14 teams of 10 people competed against each other to see who could pull the firetruck the fastest. A huge firetruck with a rope attached to the front was parked in front of Troy University in Phenix City. The teams paid $250 per team to participate, and the money raised will go towards providing scholarships for high school students, community development projects, and entrepreneurial start-up support. The winning team, of course, gets bragging rights and a trophy. The President of East Alabama Chamber of Commerce, Dennis Beson, says this charity event is to help out the community in East Alabama. ”The idea is to bring some sort of team building challenge to the region and to have and have some fun with it. And also raise money for our East Alabama Chamber Foundation.”
WTVM-TV ABC 9 Columbus

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