TFD responds to train accident, trailer fire
by Chris Norwood
Feb 06, 2014 | 1662 views |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It was a relatively quiet week for the Talladega Fire Department between Jan. 30 and Thursday morning, according to Captain Ronny Davis.

On Jan. 30, firefighters responded to a service call on Blacksnake Road, an alarm call on Ave. H, a sprinkler malfunction and an alarm call on Haynes Street and a motor vehicle accident on Broadway Ave. No one was injured in the wreck.

The next day, calls came in for another accident, this one on Naff Ave. at the 275 Bypass, as well as alarm calls on Park Ave. East and Riddle Road, a carbon monoxide alarm on Knox Street and a controlled burn on Court Street. One person was transported to the hospital as a result of this accident.

The only call coming in February 2 and 3 was a tree down at Sloan and Tuskegee Streets.

On Feb. 4, firefighters again responded to an alarm on Park Ave. East and a car versus train accident on Stephen J. White Memorial Blvd. Remarkably, the driver of the car was not injured, Davis said.

Feb. 5 began with an alarm call on South Street East, followed by a trailer fire on Naff Ave.

Davis said the trailer was occupied, but the family that lives there was not home when the fire started. Damage was limited to one room, and no one was hurt.

Firefighters also responded to a stove-top fire on Old Shocco Road.

There was also a report of smoke at Talladega Downs.

Thursday, Davis said, there was a garage fire on Diamond Lane, with the garage and vehicle stored in it being listed as a total loss.

The cause of this fire was still under investigation Thursday.