TFD responds to 11 calls in past week
by Chris Norwood
Dec 13, 2013 | 746 views |  0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Talladega firefighters responded to 11 different calls during the week between Dec. 5 and Dec. 13, according to Capt. Ron Goodenough.

The week began with a call to a structure fire on the 410 block of Shaw Ave. Dec. 5. The house is a total loss, Goodenough said.

There was no one home at the time of the fire, which may have been started by a space heater.

The same day, firefighters also responded to a single vehicle accident on Mountain View Road. The driver was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the emergency room of Citizens Baptist Medical Center, where he was later declared dead.

On Dec. 8, firefighters responded to a smell of gas call on the 400 block of Spring Street North, but the call was ultimately unfounded.

The next day, firefighters responded to a call on Plant Road involving a car versus deer accident, but the call was canceled before they arrived.

Firefighters answered three calls on Dec. 10, including a one vehicle accident with no injuries on Norman C. Woods Street, an unfounded call and a complaint of faulty wiring on Pulliam Street.

On Dec. 11, they were dispatched to a downed power line on West Parkway and remained on scene until Alabama Power could respond. Later that same day, they responded to an alarm call at the same house on Spring Street where the smell of gas call came from, but again this proved unfounded.

Wednesday morning, firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in Westgate Homes, which was already out by the time they arrived. Initial cause of the fire was undetermined Thursday afternoon.