TFD responds to 24 calls since Nov. 21
by Chris Norwood
Dec 05, 2013 | 817 views |  0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Talladega Fire Department responded to a total of 24 calls during the two weeks between Nov. 21 and Thursday, according to Captain Ronny Davis.

Eight of these calls were for motor vehicle accidents, including a single vehicle wreck on Nimitz Ave. Nov. 21 resulting in one injury; a multi-vehicle accident on Jackson Trace Road at the 275 Bypass and a single vehicle accident on Old Shocco Road Nov. 25; a two-vehicle accident with one injury on West Sloan Ave. Nov. 28; a cancelled accident call on Ashland Highway Nov. 29; a three-vehicle wreck at Renfroe Road and the Bypass and a one vehicle wreck on Diamond Lane Nov. 30; and a two vehicle wreck with four injuries Dec.. 3 at Alabama 21 and the Bypass. Talladega Police and North Star Ambulance also responded to these wrecks, Davis said. Police and fire personnel also responded to a wrecked, abandoned vehicle on Howell’s Cove Road Dec. 3.

Among the other calls answered were an elevator rescue for fire department employees at city hall; an illegal burn on Brignoli Street; brush fires on Landmark Road and Baker Street; a fuel spill; a trash fire on Howard Street Nov. 25; alarm calls on Palmer Street and Mount Olive Circle; natural gas odors at two different locations and a car fire on Lawrence Street.

There were two emergency assistance calls, on Diamond Lane and at the Court House, both on Wednesday. The remaining two calls involved structure fires.

The first of these was on Nov. 27 on Roosevelt Street, Davis said. Firefighters remained on the scene for nearly three hours and 45 minutes.

While no one was injured, there was heavy fire, smoke, heat and water damage to the house and a car parked nearby.

The second was on Macalpine Street Nov. 28. After two hours, firefighters were able to contain the fire to the living room and bedroom areas, which suffered heavy fire and smoke damage, with heat and water damage throughout the hosue.